PRICE: $11.00
IN STOCK
01 04 :11
03 04 :42
04 05 :02
05 03 :18
07 04 :33
08 05 :08
09 02 :56
ARTIST
TITLE
Anacoreta
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WEAVIL 035CD WEAVIL 035CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/17/2009

This is the debut, full-length release by Spanish guitarist Victor Herrero. Introduced to music in his childhood while living in the famous monastery Franco erected in a mountain valley west of Madrid (El Valle de los Caídos), Herrero learned to sing Gregorian and Mozarabic chant under the guidance of Benedictine monks. Joining the abbey's well-respected boys' choir, he performed in and around Europe and was featured on the soundtrack and as an extra in the Belgian cult film Farinelli (Gérard Corbiau, 1994). Around this time, he began studying the classical guitar. As a teenager back in his hometown of Toledo, he formed a psych-rock outfit called Cicely, which grew into a popular Madrid-based band. The group lasted 8 years. Following this break-up, Victor recorded and released an album of his solo piano compositions (Connotaciones Para Piano) under his old stage name Victor Cicely. Shortly after this period, Victor began collaboration with Josephine Foster, accompanying her frequently in concert as well as in the recording studio, most recently playing lead guitar on her 2008 album This Coming Gladness (WEAVIL 031CD/LP). Anacoreta is a collection of his instrumental songs written for and interpreted upon the Spanish guitar, and the music embodies different styles which have all formed a part of his experience -- classical, folkloric and contemporary threads -- all united under the strong influence of traditional música Andaluz.