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On the Echoing Green
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Mexican Summer
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June 16, 2017
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On the Echoing Green is an elegant work of lush, shimmering sound, rendered with a singular touch by eternal electric romantic Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.

In contrast to the haze and hermetic process of previous albums, Green was conceived as a deliberate experiment in clarity and collaboration: “I was interested in trying to bring out more overt pop elements, to let them come to the front and be present. I also have more trust now in letting things happen – trusting other people’s musicianship, and being open to people’s ideas. Eventually, things emerge.”

jefre cantu-ledesma on the echoing green

What emerged from this bond are nine rapturous and richly melodic slow dives of swirling guitar, bass, synthesizer, piano, and drum machines, dramatically accented in places by heavenly arcs of voice courtesy of Argentinian singer-songwriter Sobrenadar. Cantu-Ledesma encouraged chemistry and intuition in the studio by beginning the album without any demos for reference; he and his collaborators pursued patterns and hypnotic textures across long-form improvisations until gradually songs began to take shape.

This is music of growth and grandeur, of ascent and exploration, played with purpose and passion by a craftsman in tune with the beauty of sound and the harmony of light. In his words: “[This album] feels like spring – things coming alive, blooming, emerging from winter.”

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 In A Copse 1:27 Buy

    In A Copse

  2. 2 A Song of Summer 10:07 Buy

    A Song of Summer

  3. 3 Echoing Green 2:17 Buy

    Echoing Green

  4. 4 The Faun 6:43 Buy

    The Faun

  5. 5 Tenderness 5:01 Buy


  6. 6 Vulgar Latin 3:14 Buy

    Vulgar Latin

  7. 7 Autumn 1:28 Buy


  8. 8 Dancers at the Spring 6:00 Buy

    Dancers at the Spring

  9. 9 Door to Night 2:05 Buy

    Door to Night

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