Josephine Foster - No Harm Done
Surprise new album from Colorado’s freewheelin’ meander-melodist Josephine Foster.
Revolving between her adopted Spain and her native American West, Josephine was stationed this spring in Nashville with maverick guitarist and comrade-in-arms Matthew Schneider. The result: No Harm Done, a spacious and enveloping love letter of an album. Eight new slow-burning songs branch forth from idiosyncratic country folk blues, sung with sibylline wit and a hint of the absurd, awash in sensually anachronistic lyricism.
'The Wheel of Fortune', nearly a title track by virtue of its refrain: 'No harm will come/if there's no harm done', are words of a home-bound wanderer finding refuge in healing stillness with her beloved, having 'time to kill' in the midst of 'hard times to feel at home'. All delivered with calm sagacity upon the pedestal of Mr. Schneider's pedal steel and underscored by a knowing trebled chorus in Foster's lower register. Going nowhere never felt like so righteous of a destination before.
Josephine's enigmatic voice captured once more by frequent co-producer Andrija Tokic in his analog Bomb Shelter studio, where layers of her guitar, piano, organ entwine with Schneider's 12-string, pedal steel and electric bass to rouse a spectral yet full blooded band. The ensuing cycle of songs pulse and glow within the ruins and deep fundamental roots of American song.
“Remarkable, ghostly music” - The Guardian
The Wheel of Fortune
Sure Am Devilish
How Come, Honeycomb?
LP includes download coupon; reverse board sleeve