专辑风格：Folk, Alternative Folk
压缩码率：Lame VBR V0
Andrew Foster 是来自英国 Portsmouth 的原创民谣歌手，爱好音乐的他从小对各种音乐类型都有广泛的涉猎，摇滚、民谣、电子等等等等，但不是出生在音乐世家的 Andrew 16岁才开始痴迷于民谣吉他，而从那时起他便决定用这一把吉他和自己的声音来谱写出专属于自己的故事，尽可能的聆听各种各样的声音，用音乐记录自己在生活以及工作中感受到的点点滴滴。这张《Andrew Foster》专辑是 Andrew 的第二张大碟，简单清新的英国南部民谣风格，全部创作过程都由他自己完成，这些歌曲似乎蕴含着某种朴实的却能在不经意间打动人心的力量，聆听着，时间也在不经意间流淌。Andrew 的官网： http://www.andrewfostermusic.co.uk/ 关于此专辑：
"For this album I wanted to create something that was like a Tim Burton film, I aimed to create a world in which to immerse yourself in. A loose concept album built upon storytelling, nature, conspiracy, lies and home truths".
Andrew is an artist that spends the time analyzing, digesting and processing lifes stimuli into something musical. Enjoying a wide range of music and not being scared to explore these genres he is hard to pigeonhole but creates a sound that is his own. Completely at the helm of his own ship he writes, records, and produces his own recordings armed with a laptop and various bits of kit that make noises.
"Im all about the take - the delivery, even if its not perfect it stays in. It's about the mood and a moment in time"
Andrew takes his influences from a wide variety of music. Live he takes on the role of the troubadour singer songwriter, alone with the songs bear and delivered how they would have been written. On record he lets the creative juices run free a little more. Not to be scared to restrict himself sonically just because the songs in their live guise take on a more acoustic nature.
"I love acoustic music and this is how I write most of my songs. First and foremost I love the craft of song writing and delivering a message. Nothing displays that more than one man and a guitar." On record I prefer to layer the songs a little more, to paint the picture in my head."
Imagination, secret confessions, paranoia and social comment epitomize Andrew's song writing, and its these qualities that have enabled him to always get people on a emotional level.
"The messages i get are always really personal. I remember someone writing to me to express how i gave them a connecting moment and they felt like i was singing just for them alone. I loved that".
With some impressive achievements so far including a list of great support shows, radio play and receptive press reviews. Andrew is also a very prolific writer often writing quicker than he can release. Nature plays a huge part in the song writing, the beauty of whats already around you.
"I think people often have a disregard for their environment and I dont mean that in a hug a tree type way but the beauty in whats already been carved. Have a look around, slow down, and take it in. The seasons will never stop and they are beautiful. Im afraid reading about Jordan and Peter will not be interesting soon... shock horror!"
With a full length, a mini album and two 5 track Ep's out in two years Andrew has been holding back material in order to try and promote whats already been written.
"I could do an EP a week if i had the time!"
The new album has a commercial sound but with a creepy undertone of paranoia, an old circus or a conspiracy theory. With a wide range of styles from pop, americana, rock, and singer/songwriter influences its shaping up to be something quite fresh and immersing.
"I do have a pennant for the dark side of things. I dont see it as a bad thing as it acts like exorcism for me. I use music to channel my frustration, fear and panic into a contained place. Id like to think that people will take something from the music. The best music to me has always shown that you are not alone in your thinking, it speaks to you and acts as medicine."
01. Evil Tree
02. Like the Flowing River
03. I Belong to You
04. I Cant Help You Now
05. Fight Talk
06. In the Shadows
07. The Garden
09. Old Traditions, New Fabrications
11. Everybody Gets It Wrong Sometimes