Jefre Cantu Ledesma Announces Details Of New Lp


Jefre Cantu Ledesma has made some truly beautiful music in the past. A standout testament to this came with 2010’s Love is a Stream, which featured majestic and spellbinding soundscapes degraded by gauze and prudent lashings of idyllic noise.

Before and since then Ledesma has indulged a whole host of other activities and projects, including running the Root Strata label, releasing the likes of Pete Swanson, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Maggi Payne and Grouper, who Ledesma has collaborated with in the separate group project Raum.

Now Ledesma is set to turn his focus to his most significant solo nom de plume once again with A Year With 13 Moons, an LP brought together during his residency at the Headlands Center for Arts in San Francisco. ‘Pale Flower’, the first preview to be taken from the LP, reveals an effusive reverie occasionally punctuated by static-scratch interjection. Despite that slightly wily presence, the bliss dial is turned to full and its a more serene mood which dominates in a brief but heady few moments. The accompanying video shows graceful liquid shimmer and the vibrant impact of paint over a moving collage, and eventually pans out to reveal its full form as the album artwork.

If such a preview’s anything to go by, Ledesma’s next work is one to keep an eye out for. Its scheduled for release around February time.

Listen to ‘Pale Flower’ below and get ready to bask.