Various Artists

Dedicated to "the most wonderful and multicultural city in the world", this 15-track collection showcases some of Montreal's most promising artists. The album is guaranteed to please both the Anglo and Francophone populations, shining a light o­n music in both languages. Record company King Groove doesn't deny their affinity for The Urban Element, featuring three of their tunes o­n the compilation ("Trippin" and "Tapestry of Triumph" are most notable). Though artists such as Audio Sculpture and Neibu are limited to o­nly o­ne track each ("Bombs in the Sky" and "Dependance"), their work is just as memorable. While FSoM is slightly too mellow for my taste, those who appreciate home-grown tunes or simply need a good chill-out album should most definitely look to the Future.

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