Boomkat Product Review:
Fantastically absorbing and beautifully abstract rumination on the nature of entropy and health by Felisha Ledesma, an elegiac self-portrait that’s gauzily etched in textural memory residues of scrambled emotions and infrasonic dread, tipped if yr into anything from Lawrence English and Demdike Stare to claire rousay.
‘Fading Farther From Me’ sensitively stitches a fine-picked palette of silvery hazed field and vocal recordings with original synthesis to convey an elusive, non-linear sense of existential motion. Sound events from the halls of Berlin’s Charité, morning commutes and the rhythms of the everyday gently swell in a bed of memory foam as the four parts diffuse into one another and encourage the mind to wander.
A frayed thread of logic emerges in the progression from the metallic clarity and melancholic allusions of the first part, thru the spectral eeriness of lathered ASMR whispers in its 2nd section, to the chamber-like calm of the romance of teenagers playing outside in part 3, winding down with the sublimated angst and heaving subs on the closing piece.
‘Fading Farther From Me’ occupies a peculiar half light in the imagination, flickering with poignant hope and tristesse that never quite dissipates, realising an ambiguously human, beautifully ephemeral quality.