In the latest in a series of projects bringing together recent releases and a range of new artists, Front & Follow present A City Rewritten, featuring reinterpretations of Shape Worship’s A City Remembrancer from Laura Cannell, Pye Corner Audio, Eva Bowan, Hoofus, Kemper Norton and Lutine.
Ed Gillett has been working under the name Shape Worship since 2011. His debut releases (the Observances EP on Exotic Pylon and the Throughways 7" on Gang of Ducks) weaved dense layers of foggy ambience and rich melodicism around rough-hewn, dancefloor-inspired rhythms.
With A City Remembrancer (2015), Gillett pushed his sound into bold new territories. Inspired by the shifting histories of London’s physical spaces, the album is both a beautifully detailed piece of sound and a nuanced, politicised eulogy to the city and its inhabitants.