Cantu-Ledesma, Jefre / Tracing Back The Radiance
Album: Tracing Back The Radiance   Collection:General
Artist:Cantu-Ledesma, Jefre   Added:Aug 2019
Label:Mexican Summer  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-08-13 Pull Date: 2019-10-15 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 13 Oct 6 Sep 8 Aug 18
Airplays: 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 06, 2021: Being as an ocean (rebroadcast from Oct 3, 2019)
Tracing Back The Radiance
4. Oct 08, 2019: An Early evenings music
Palace Of Time
2. Feb 18, 2021: deep storage
Tracing Back The Radiance
5. Oct 05, 2019: Music Casserole
Tracing Back The Radiance
3. Oct 17, 2019: Hella Mixed Radio Hour
6. Oct 03, 2019: Being as an ocean
Tracing Back The Radiance

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-08-06
Three extended tracks of organic, slow-morphing ambient music from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, a renowned drone/ambient producer and co-founder of now-defunct label Root Strata. Aptly titled “Tracing Back the Radiance,” this project is one of Cantu-Ledesma’s gentler, less-noise-inclined releases. A total of 10 studio musicians contributed to this project, forming tracks that are definitively minimal, but possess an undeniable “density.”

All tracks FCC Clean.

RIYL: Lawrence English, Infinite Body, Celer, Tim Hecker, Fennesz

1. (21:10) Rosy and immersive. While the track mostly consists of smooth synth pulses, sparse piano, and lighthanded percussion, there’s plenty of subtle sonic variation and an irresistibly warm glow to draw you in
2. (5:00) Smooth clarinet over a shimmery bed of slow, distorted harp and synth arpeggios
3. (15:30) Hazy, deep space interstellar drone. Beautiful washes of sound punctuated by short fluttering instrumentation, echoey female vocals, and ringing reverb

Track Listing
1. Palace Of Time   2. Joy
  3. Tracing Back The Radiance