Within Mirrors: An Interview With Paul Clipson From 2011

Paul Clipson’s unexpected passing in 2018 was crushing. His lifetime of work was incredible and resonated deeply with so many. There are some great, in-depth recollections about him at the Criterion website published in 2018. I was first introduced to his films, like many in my circle, by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma through the collaborations the two began in the mid-to-late 2000s. This interview was published in … Continue reading Within Mirrors: An Interview With Paul Clipson From 2011

Ilyas Ahmed and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma “You Can See Your Own Way Out”

Over the last 15-20 years, both Ilyas Ahmed and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma have been fixtures in my listening habits. Each has an unimpeachable body of work, and while they swim in adjacent musical oceans, they’ve always been off in their own currents. Coming together for You Can See Your Own Way Out (and the excellent Torch Songs EP before this), they create sonic meditations on the decisions we make and … Continue reading Ilyas Ahmed and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma “You Can See Your Own Way Out”

Ilyas Ahmed & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma “Torch Songs” EP

I kind of feel like nothing needs to be said about this considering the two artists involved, but I’m going to say something anyway. Dream team? Obviously. Torch Songs is a hint at what’s to come as there is a full-length on the way this year, but these dense cave dwellers are monsters on their own. Opener “Basement Creep” couldn’t be more aptly named. Hazy … Continue reading Ilyas Ahmed & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma “Torch Songs” EP