Monday 5 November 2012
18-22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL, United Kingdom
OTO favourite Josephine Foster is back for two nights with a full band on the back of her new album 'Blood Rushing' (Fire Records). Another welcome opportunity to experience Foster's magnificent voice, swooping and swaying through the melodic arrangements (Morriconeon in their power and imagination) of her band. Some songs are singalongs, some are deep atmospheric tales that leave the listener yearning to know more. American gothic, breathless folk and mountain music are all drawn upon by the band but boy 'o' boy, do they swing and swing, with Spanish guitar maestro Victor Herrero channelling all kinds of colour and texture into proceedings. At the heart of the fulsome live sound which also features Trembling Bells' Alex Neilson on drums and Paz Lenchantin from the Entrance Band on bass/violin will be Foster’s voice, evoking the nostalgic warmth and beauty of a phonograph.
'Blood Rushing' is an album that breathes new life into this old world: a celebration of myth making, with ancient images and themes of love, deserts and fire coursing through it like a river. A story within a story, the album is a glimpse into the world of Blushing, a heteronym of the artist Josephine Foster. A rock-ballet chante, the music is set to the meta-pulsing Pan-- American heartbeat of the Pueblo drum. Recorded in Colorado by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes) with the collaboration of her partner Victor Herrero, musical guests include Paz Lenchantin (The Entrance Band), Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw) and Ben Trimble (Fly Golden Eagle).