Various Artists – Lessons: 10 years of Front & Follow (Front & Follow)
A great collection to mark 10 years of the Manchester-based label featuring 25 artists who have graced its releases over that time.
My own personal highlights are –
the beautiful delicate cello lines of Andy Nice
the bracing pre-modern overbowed violin swells of Laura Cannell
the compelling folk narratives of The Doomed Bird of Providence
the wonderful loops and samples of Sone Institute building guitar slides and phrases with birdsong and electronic pulses.
It warms the heart and the ears that this label is alive in the world.