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Yani Martinelli is a musician and songwriter from Venezuela, now resident in Madrid, Spain. “Bubble Station” is her second album (2012), which as well as her previous EP “Nonna In The Garden,” was self-recorded and produced.”


Collaborator Scott Brookman is on tracks 1, 3, 10 & 13.

Following 2010′s album “Anda Jaleo,” live recording of Federico Garcia Lorca’s popular folk song collection “Las Canciones Populares Espanolas” (1931), Josephine Foster and the Victor Herrero Band is set to release their second collection entitled “Perlas” (Pearls), due out on May 7th via Fire Records. The songs were recorded live in the studio on to analogue tape by Paco Loco in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain.

“It is a jewel of a collection, with songs and poems selected by Josephine herself, gathered from dusty old scores and brought vividly to the present with warm performances full of flesh-and-blood emotion. Foster breathes new life into timeless traditional melodies, drawing from the Spanish-folk traditions of Castile, the Basque, Santander and the Costa Brava.”

日本ではWINDBELLが2010年の前作『Anda Jaleo』とのカップリングで5/7にリリースします。ブックレットにはジョセフィンとヴィクトールへのロングインタヴューが掲載されるとの由。詳細はコチラで。

Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band – Brillante Estrella, taken from “Perlas” by windbell

Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band – Perlas, taken from “Perlas” by windbell

Sonny Smith‘s 100 Records vol. 3, spanish edition only, is OUT NOW on CD via Buenritmo Records, on Vinyl (Limited edition of 500 copies / Delivery will begin on march, 19th) via Glitter End Records.

Speck & the Specktones: Fruitcackes by sonnysmith100recordsvol3

Don Adora’e: If you don’t make a change by sonnysmith100recordsvol3

Lorena Álvarez – Mejor Acompañado
the song from the album “La Cinta” (Sones, 2012).

“I’m offering up a free 25 song “Summertime” sampler with the fine folks at Be sure to grab a copy and share with your friends and family. The first track, “Diggin’ In The Sand” is taken from my forthcoming album “Josh Rouse and The Long Vacations”, coming out at the end of Sept. Hope you enjoy!”   Josh Rouse

Nebraska native, now Valencia, Spain-based singer-songwriter Josh Rouse has released a free 25-song sampler via Noise Trade, available now for a limited time. (arrigato, ArAtAq)

Listen his previous “doing Brazilian songs in Spanish” album “El Turista,” so nice for the summer although it was released last winter via Bedroom Classics/Nettwerk.

This is Spain’s ambient / experimental / pop group,  La Rainbow Toy Orchestra‘s 9-song album “FAMILY ALBUM” via FMA / Oddio Overplay.

Federico García Lorca (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936)

Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band – Los Cuatro Muleros

Los Cuatro Muleros (四人のロバ追い) is taken from the upcoming album “Anda Jaleo” by Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band which is due out on October 4th via Fire Records.

One of the most enigmatic, luminious and enlightening American singers of her time sings Federico Garcia Lorca’s popular folk song collection “Las Canciones Populares Espanolas” with guitarist Victor Herroro and live band.

Josephine Foster is not only is a captivating songwriter and performer (former Opera singer!) but she is daring and amazingly versatile and irregular in her subject and form. She has covered Emily Dickerson (Graphic As A Star) and sung German Art Songs (A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing) and released a album with The Cherry Blossoms among other projects. This is another concept she handles with grace and charm and wit but it is still retains that vitality, density and romance that a true poet bestows their work.

“Anda Jaleo”
Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band

“Canciones Populares Españolas”
Federico García Lorca y La Argentinita
1931 recordings