Jefre Cantu

Ledesma Love Is a Stream

by Ron Hart

22 March 2011

 
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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Love Is a Stream

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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.

Love Is a Stream

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