Peruvian artist Caye Castagnetto’s (they/them) highly anticipated debut LP Leap Second is out January 22nd on Castle Face Records. Influenced by a life split between Lima, London, and Twentynine Palms, Peru-born Caye Castagnetto’s Leap Second is an intriguingly personal and hard to classify debut album.
The album is a thick collage of samples Caye recorded with different artists and musicians, including Beatrice Dillon and the late Aileen Bryant, that spans 5 years in the making. There is something in Leap Second that tracks the speed of bodies, how they approach and retreat. The 10 tracks are speedy and languid, thick ruffles, and dirges. In parts it feels like you’ve stumbled upon a forgotten incredible 70’s folk record but that feeling gets broken quickly by clever sleights of hand. Caye’s balladry is angular, time is elastic. Each song is a fresh cape. How dandies really mean it, so masc that it’s fay, how the only moment is this one and it’s just passed, etcetera.
Glide is sharing the video for “Slippery Snakes” a noise rock anthem that is a dirty whirl of experimentalism that converges the worlds of The Residents and Swans. The video itself is also a feast for the eyes, breaking boundaries and then some…Check it out below…
“Slippery guitars fathoming the twisty snakes of the unconscious. for the boy without a dick, and all dicks’ a-phantom,” says Caye.