Album artwork for Leap Second by M Caye Castagnetto

Influenced by a life split between Lima, London, and Twentynine Palms, Peru-born M. 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 five years in the making. There is something in Leap Second that tracks the speed of bodies, how they approach and retreat. The ten tracks are speedy and languid, thick ruffles, and dirges. In parts it feels like one’s stumbled upon a forgotten incredible ’70s 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. For fans of Nico, Sun City Girls and Dr John.

M Caye Castagnetto

Leap Second

Castle Face
Album artwork for Leap Second by M Caye Castagnetto
CD

£14.99

Released 12/02/2021Catalogue Number

CF136CD

Album artwork for Leap Second by M Caye Castagnetto
LP

£27.99

Black
Released 12/02/2021Catalogue Number

CF136

M Caye Castagnetto

Leap Second

Castle Face
Album artwork for Leap Second by M Caye Castagnetto
CD

£14.99

Released 12/02/2021Catalogue Number

CF136CD

Album artwork for Leap Second by M Caye Castagnetto
LP

£27.99

Black
Released 12/02/2021Catalogue Number

CF136

Influenced by a life split between Lima, London, and Twentynine Palms, Peru-born M. 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 five years in the making. There is something in Leap Second that tracks the speed of bodies, how they approach and retreat. The ten tracks are speedy and languid, thick ruffles, and dirges. In parts it feels like one’s stumbled upon a forgotten incredible ’70s 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. For fans of Nico, Sun City Girls and Dr John.