Love Is a Stream

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Love Is a Stream
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 48 ratings
2010 Ratings: #47
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October 15, 2010 / Release Date
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(DAY OF DRONE #02)

A follow up to his collaboration album with Xela "Love Is a Dream", he goes down a more relaxing and 'droney' path unlike Love Is a Dream, which was very noisy and experimental, while as this is more calming and beautiful. It's still pretty noisy though, Jefre likes to incorporate a lot of noise in his songs, and I think it works really well. It's a beautiful mix of those 2 genres, and if you think about it they're really quite the opposite. Drone tends to be very ... read more
knewnie
85
(DAY OF DRONE #02)

in the drone & noise scene, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has a unique niche ☁️ in many ways, his work picks up where Yellow Swans left off, creating simultaneously harsh, yet soft sonic soundscapes to zone out and ruminate over ☁️ his soundplay allows for glitchy, screeching noise to transcend ugliness and take on an ethereal, almost cute tone ☁️ and Love Is a Stream, while not specifically my favorite Jefre work, may be the best example of his specific sound ... read more
BuffaloStaple
100
I'm not completely sure how you pronounce his name
notbuzzzila
84
GREAT (DAY OF DRONE #02)

From the very first second of Love is a Stream, you already know what you're up for--a colorful, bright drone album with lots of shoegazey textures and atmosphere. Back in the beginning of December 2019 during THE DAY OF NOISE, @knewnie brought up the idea of a genre called "noisegaze" in reference to Hypnoise by Hermann Holsgr, and I couldn't think of a better album to apply that hypothetical descriptor to. If you're interested, you should be; it sounds a ... read more
TreyLikesBands
83
DAY OF DRONE #02
Great

When it comes to drone music, I’m not somebody to come to for recommendations. Luckily, this “Day of [insert genre here]” series is going to definitely help me dive into unknown musical territory.

Much of what appears on “Love Is a Stream” feels languid and fluid in its musical design. Dreamy guitar tones, a lack of change, and a constantly occurring reverb make for a truly mystifying, bittersweet, and somewhat melancholy experience. It ... read more
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