Josephine Foster – Graphic As A Star
Fire Records 2009
[tags: acoustic, folk, 2009]
Listen while reading:
Trust In The Unexpected (from Graphic As A Star)
How Happy Is The Little Stone (from Graphic As A Star)
I don’t know why and how I missed the release of Josephine Foster’s new album Graphic As A Star, but somehow I did. Lucky me, that I discovered it in time. Her newest effort was released via Fire Records and sets to music the words of Emily Dickinson.
Josephine did a very good job with her project because she tried not to overtrump the lovely words with music and so there are many a cappella tracks with just her beautiful and engaging voice along with very minimalistic acoustic guitar songs (some of them with additional harp and harmonica). The result is just stunning and overwhelming in its simplicity: 26 tracks and one is better than the other and every track is full of feeling featuring wonderful lyrics (how could it be different) and just the intimacy any acoustic folk lover desires with all his heart.
There is not much more to say about the album, because the style of it doesn’t vary to much over the time and so it becomes a timeless masterpiece without any experiments that gives to all of us, what we want most: quiet and heartful acoustic folk, intimate and deep and fragil and just adorable. To buy your copy of the record, head over to Fire Records and visit Josephine Foster on MySpace.