Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has released a bunch of solo records on labels such as Type, Pan, NNA and Emerald Cocoon. He has played in Tarentel, Raum, The Alps, Barn Owl and others as well as co-founder of the Root Strata label.
Songs of Remembrance is a collection of recordings gathered from various sessions in Northern California, Berlin, Munich and Brooklyn. It gives a sense of shifting between place and time, various forms of weather & seasons of the year experienced in totally different landscapes. At times, what plays out like a serene soundtrack with lush guitar swells and looping drum machines moves into blown out found sounds torn apart by static & tape hiss. The whole thing ends up feeling something like falling in and out of dream sleep while watching Twin Peaks.
Recorded 2011-2013 at home in Berlin, Munich, San Francisco, Sausalito and Brooklyn. Edited and Compiled at The Crown Heights Inn, Crown Heights, Brooklyn – Fall 2013
Cover Photo By Mary Manning
All songs by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma