The details of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's A Year With 13 Moons
are pretty ambiguous, but in many ways that acts as the perfect mood setter to introduce a really hazy LP. Using a friend's reel to reel tape player, Cantu employed electric guitar, modular synthesizer, drum machine and concrète sounds from his surroundings at the Headlands, recorded while walking to the studio, cooking in the kitchen, talking with friends, the ocean, films he was watching, driving in a car. Everything was record stereo to tape. It's everything and nothing condensed into record and it's one of our favourite pieces of ambient music so far this year. Mexican Summer are still killin' it!