Josephine Foster Announces New Album ‘Faithful Fairy Harmony’ out 16th November

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Josephine Foster Announces New Album ‘Faithful Fairy Harmony’ out 16th November
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Reveals First Track
‘Shepherd Moon Of Starry Height’
Clear 2LP/CD/DL

Josephine Foster ‘Sheperd Moon Of Starry Height’ audio:
https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/josephine-foster-shepherd-moon-of-starry-height

UK premiere on The Wire
French premiere on Magic RPM
German premiere on Byte FM
Italian premiere on SentireAscoltare
Spanish premiere on MondoSonoro

Faith and Fate, Destiny and Devotion, Dark Nights and Dazed Illuminations.

Josephine raises a stained-glass lamp and shepherds us spelunking the depths of spirit in this four-part double album. Following the fame of her voice are choruses of winged entities (and a space shuttle) that ascend and descend a maze of spirituals: ritual prayers, blues laments, vestal hymns and jubilant benedictions. The edges of the natural world are revolving backdrops from which our narrator perches upon symbolic precipice or saunters desolate snow-blanched forest, exploring eternal themes of mortality and morality, beneath the moon and in occasional dialogue with a mysterious lord of love, an ambiguous mystical fgure.

Accompanying herself on guitar, piano, organ, harp & autoharp, this cycle of 18 new songs hearken back to various facets of Foster’s anachronic oeuvre (the esoteric balladry of This Coming Gladness, native rhythms of Blood Rushing, somnambulist waltzes of I’m a Dreamer, the Shaker primitivism of Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead you). Celestial humor and devastating innocence are delivered with contributions from Victor Herrero (lead guitars), Gyða Valtýsdóttir (cello), Chris Scruggs (pedal steel), Jon Estes (bass), as well as cameos by members of The Cherry Blossoms and others. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Andrija Tokic at his Nashville Bomb Shelter Studio, mastered by John Baldwin, and produced by Josephine herself.

LP ONE

Soothsayer Song A Little Song

The Virgin of the Snow

Pearl in Oyster

Benevolent Spring

Force Divine

All Pales Next to You

Lord of Love

Eternity

 

LP TWO

Indian Burn

The Peak of Paradise

Adieu Color Adieu

Pining Away

Challenger

I Was Glad

Shepherd Moon of Starry Height

Little Lamb

Faithful Fairy Harmony

 

Pre-order: https://fire-records.lnk.to/JFFFH