FÉLICIA ATKINSON & JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA
Limpid As The Solitudes LP
Shelter Press 101 / FR / 2018
Felicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma describe the record as a series of postcards - "things and sounds that happen vertically as a slow ascension, vessels communicating in dreams." In this collaborative recording, there is a feeling of "becoming" - things metamorphose - a concrete sound turns into a electronic sound that turns into a spiral-like melody which then furls / unfurls at the same time. The title of the album - "Limpid As The Solitudes" - as well as track titles, are all verses stolen from Sylvia Plath’s poems – Atkinson notes "like dropped pearls from a lost collar. "Trying further to capture the records poetic impulses she notes it’s reflects "Empathy to objects and nature’s elements, meteorological states, seasons that answer to your heart, granular etchings carved and sustained to create a blurred sentimental landscape." But notes with a sharpness that "the finale is more optimistic than Plath’s poetry. Love and lyricism win, the music soaring from deep water to interstellar galaxies."