|Foster, Josephine / A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing|
|Album:||A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2006-11-05||Pull Date:||2007-01-07|
|Week Ending:||31 Dec||17 Dec||10 Dec||3 Dec||26 Nov||19 Nov||12 Nov|
|1.||Sat, 14 Jun 14:||Eme O|
|4.||Sat, 11 Jun 11:||awyeh|
Songs: Cantan pts. I & II
|2.||Sat, 02 Mar 13:||Eme O|
|5.||Sat, 10 Oct 09:||Edwin and Edwin|
lost and found
|3.||Fri, 08 Jul 11:||Eme O|
|6.||Sat, 19 Sep 09:||Eme O|
Freaky-deaky acid folk ... Lieder? Awesome Chicagoan Foster sings a set of seven German lieder (by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Wolf), accompanying herself on guitar, in, putting it lightly, a highly untraditional way. Some of the songs are given a treatment that'll be familiar from her previous solo albums and Born Heller (and Supposed guitarist Brian Goodman appears on a few tracks), but others, especially six, are utterly unexpected. This is a really fantastic, innovative, interesting album; very atmospheric, and Foster's singing is excellent. Everyone should play it.|
Best: 6, 1, 2
**1: overdubbed and out of synch vox for a far-away ghostly sound; Goodman contributes a slow psychy electric guitar solo that seems to have nothing to do with the rest of the track but absolutely fits.
2: Stately melody; Nicoesque singing; a capella middle; ends with soloing.
3: Emerges out of swirls, understated. Kind of spacy (not in a space-rock way).
4: Sounds like there's a creaky floorboard here; sort of a (creepy) back porch feel. Starts after 9 seconds, ends with creaking for a while.
5: Title means "melancholy", which actually applies less to this song than any other on the album. Relatively unadorned guitar and restrainedly soaring vocals. A little harmonica.
**6: Absolutely amazing long (11') song, starts off with ghostly singing. Gradually increasing background thrums and wobbles eventually take over Foster's voice entirely in what's practically slo-mo noise sludge, courtesy Plastic Crimewave.
7: Folky strum-a-long, male background vox.
|1.||An Die Musik||4.||Die Schwestern|
|2.||Der Konig In Thule||5.||Wehmut|
|3.||Verschwiegene Liebe||6.||Auf Einerburg|
|7.||Nane Des Deliebten|