Huerco S. takes advantage of your danceable resources, readies Colonial Patterns LP on Software

Huerco S. takes advantage of your danceable resources, readies Colonial Patterns LP on Software

Longstanding appreciators of electronic music acknowledge the respective scenes in Detroit and Chicago, while simultaneously recognizing their relative isolation from the general culture of the more rural areas of the Midwest. Sure, my coastal upbringing may have conditioned me to stereotyping the latter as deserving of their “fly-over” label, and sure, birds are literally dropping out of the sky in some areas due to a lack of suitable perches, but that doesn’t make it objectively less worthy than other regions of the country or undeserving of artistic focus. Music scenes in these areas, such as they exist, may not be as distinct, but who can deny the region’s irreplaceable contribution to the overall image of America? The country’s breadbasket. If only an artist was willing to serve me up a rare plate, somehow, in electronic music form…

It’s hard to get more doughy than eastern Kansas, the geographic location of Huerco S. — real name: Brian Leeds. He, like similar aspirants, both now and before, abandoned pursuit of a ~ $100,000 piece of paper to focus exclusively on creativity, which in this case meant sound design and music production. The esteemed Daniel Lopatin-run Software label somehow caught wind, and now it’ll be sponsoring the release of Huerco S.’s most accomplished work to date, an album titled Colonial Patterns, due September 24.

Expectations, inspired by a press release, see a certain dance influence coming from the aforementioned cities, but with a simplicity (via relatively cheap equipment) and an expansiveness not far away from home. Smell the dairy!


07.25.13 - Berlin, Germany - Warehouse Party
07.26.13 - Moscow, Russia - 200% Chill Festival
07.27.13 - Paris, France - La Villette Enchantée
08.02.13 - Manchester, UK - TBA
08.03.13 - London, UK - Streets Of Beige
08.09.13 - Madrid, Spain - Siroco
08.10.13 - Ghent, Belgium - Wastelands Festival

Colonial Patterns tracklisting:

01. Struck with Deer Lungs
02. Plucked From the Ground, Towards the Sun
03. Quivira
04. Anagramme of My Love
05. ‘lińzhiid
06. Ragtime U.S.A. (Warning)
07. Monks Mound (Arcology)
08. Prinzif
09. Hopewell (Devil)
10. Fortification III
11. Skug Commune
12. Canticoy
13. Chun-Kee Player
14. Angel (Phase)

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• Software: