The second collection of minimalist songs that composer and instrumentalist Bill Wells of Falkirk has recorded using female voices (with the odd interjection from Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake) is neither the work of a jazz trio nor a government-funded national company. Nor is there anything standard about the repertoire.
Lyrically - mostly from the pen of Wells himself, with one contribution from Lorna Gilfedder - the themes range from the gently pastoral and general to the geographically specific and Glasgow's West End.
Melodically is where the work is really in a class of its own. Wells has a gift for chosing the surprising - but not jarring - chord in a sequence, taking the voices of Gilfedder, Aby Vulliamy, and Kate Sugden in directions that no-one else might have thought of.
Well, almost no-one. On at least a couple of occasions there are echoes of the work of George Michael. Really.
The Wham! man, however, would not have dared to bolt together two apparently distinct compositions in one song as Wells does successfully on more than one occasion here.