Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

On The Echoing Green

Mexican Summer MEX 212
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On the Echoing Green is an elegant work of lush, shimmering sound, rendered with a singular touch by eternal electric romantic Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.

In contrast to the haze and hermetic process of previous albums, Green was conceived as a deliberate experiment in clarity and collaboration: “I was interested in trying to bring out more overt pop elements, to let them come to the front and be present. I also have more trust now in letting things happen – trusting other people’s musicianship, and being open to people’s ideas. Eventually, things emerge.”

What emerged from this bond are eight rapturous and richly melodic slow dives of swirling guitar, bass, synthesizer, piano, and drum machines, dramatically accented in places by heavenly arcs of voice courtesy of Argentinian singer-songwriter Sobrenadar. Cantu-Ledesma encouraged chemistry and intuition in the studio by beginning the album without any demos for reference; he and his collaborators pursued patterns and hypnotic textures across long- form improvisations until gradually songs began to take shape.

This is music of growth and grandeur, of ascent and exploration, played with purpose and passion by a craftsman in tune with the beauty of sound and the harmony of light. In his words: “[This album] feels like spring – things coming alive, blooming, emerging from winter.”

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: On The Echoing Green

In A Copse Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
A Song Of Summer Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Echoing Green Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
The Faun Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Tenderness Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Vulgar Latin Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Autumn Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Dancers At The Spring Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Door To Night Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

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