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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Love Is a Stream

(Type; US: 9 Nov 2010; UK: Import)

As the guitarist for San Francisco space rockers the Alps, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has helped conspire some of the most imaginative, atmospherically astral sounds in the 21st century to date. On his first solo album for the Type label, Cantu-Ledesma dives headfirst into the world of noise. Across 12 quixotic cuts, he delves into his love for the fuzzy dream pop of early Catherine Wheel and the gauzy shoegaze of My Bloody Valentine. He merges with this the guitar-based experiments of Wire’s Bruce Gilbert’s solo material and the tape-damaged drone works commonplace at his new label to craft a truly magical, mesmerizing blend of cacophony and cohesiveness that only an Alps man could’ve constructed.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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