Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - On The Echoing Green
NTS presents On The Echoing Green - the brand new album from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. The album borrows its name from a poem by William Blake, and is filled with lush, pop-inflected electronic ambience. Stream the album in full below, via NTS.
Outside of his original work, Jefre is known for his ambient and drone label, Root Strata, as well hosting NTS' specialist Indian classical show, Raga Vibrations alongside Greg Davis. On The Echiong Green marks Jefre's first release since 2016's cassette, In Summer.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma on the recording process:
'On The Echoing Green was recorded live by myself and a number of good friends in a studio in Brooklyn, NY over a three day period in middle of winter. Rather then writing, rehearsing and performing songs, this music was improvised, then embellished & edited by me (with additional guitar by Byron Westbrook) at home over the course of the spring and summer...
In these sorts of situations I tend to see myself as creating the circumstances for the music to emerge, not so much as the conductor or director. As such, it might be helpful to think of this music not a statement of any one person or idea, but as a culmination of forces beyond my control or understanding that collided for a period of time and now are documented here.'