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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's New Song Makes No Sense, in a Good Way

Cantu-Ledesma's music is dense and complicated, and "The Twins / Shadow" reveals itself more and more through repeat listens. Live inside it for a while.

by Charlie Ambler
Feb 2 2015, 3:42pm

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has been making thoughtful experimental music for more than 20 years. He founded the Root Strata label, which put out stuff by Oneohtrix Point Never, Keith Fullerton Whitman, and Grouper, among others. His tunes have always been interesting and strange and ethereal, but he's reached a creative peak with his upcoming record, A Year with 13 Moons—a nod to a Fassbinder film with the same name.

The songs on the record are distilled from hundreds of hours of meandering experimental recordings, and they float effortlessly between genres without ever settling on one. This track "The Twins / Shadow," hits everything from abrasive noise to Vaporwave grooves before wrapping up at three minutes. Cantu-Ledesma's music is dense and complicated, and "The Twins / Shadow" reveals itself more and more through repeat listens. Live inside it for a while.

Preorder A Year with 13 Moons via Mexican Summer.