Sam Lee & Friends

The Fade In Time

(The Nest Collective)

Sam Lee’s second album, after the Mercury-nominated Ground Of Its Own, continues to mine the songs he has collected by living with travelling people; often, the pieces here start with a snatch of the original unaccompanied singing.

Producer Arthur Jeffes has brought his own delicate textures, and when Lee hits a groove (as on the koto patterns of “Lord Gergory”) the sound is timeless and hypnotic.

★★★★☆

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