Monday, July 04, 2005

Josephine Foster - Hazel Eyes, I will lead you CD (Locust)

With her eccentric, warbly phrasing, arcane lyrics and swirling self-harmonies, the lady’s otherworldly neo-folk evokes an imaginary early fifties Sunday morning television broadcast somehow saved from the dumpster. “Celebrant’s Song” is a medieval reel with especially jewel-like singing, while “Crackerjack fool” is a memorable “Short’nin’ Bread” adaptation. Think Nico meets Slapp Happy, avec pennywhistle.

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