Out Now: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s Tracing Back The Radiance


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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma returns to Mexican Summer with his third full-length for the label – Tracing Back The Radiance – a slow, delicate meditation, delving far afield from the pop drenched melodies which have defined his recent efforts.

Grown from a few simple piano lines, a need for change, and an evolving process which fell somewhere between conversation, singular vision, and a wild game of exquisite corpse – Cantu-Ledesma acting as contributor, servant, and guiding force to the emerging album’s all-star cast of voices – John Also Bennett, Marilu Donavan, Chuck Johnson, Gregg Kowalsky, Mary Lattimore, David Moore, Meara O’Reilly, Jonathan Sielaff, Roger Tellier Craig, and Christopher Tignor – the culmination takes a decidedly experimental turn – a vast, ambient landscape of abstraction, texture, and tone – open space punctuated by the restrained harmonics of vibraphone, processing, flute, pedal steel, synthesizer, piano, organ, and voice.

Tracing Back The Radiance is now available on vinyl, cassette and digital formats. We’ve teamed up with Bleep for the cassette, limited to 100 units worldwide.

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