Josephine Foster teams up for a second time with husband Victor Herrero and his band on this collection of Spanish folk songs and poems. Â This is a follow-up to their 2010 release Anda Jaleo, which has a similar old world sound to Perlas, whichÂ was recorded live to tape in Spain. Â The recording has a a perfect vintage feel. Â If you didn’t know any better, you would swear this was a dusty vinyl album that someone unearthed, but instead it’s just Foster and company breathing new life into traditional music. Â It’s very minimally produced, helping to add to the authentic feel of all of the songs. Â Foster’s brilliant soprano ties the album together, and the whole thing has an aura of melancholy to it, even if you can’t understand the words. Â Perfect for a rainy day or winding down after a late night.
By Sarah on June 6, 2012