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.