The Kansas producer readies his bucolic take on an urban music.
Following a string of releases on labels including Future Times, Proibito and Opal Tapes, Huerco S. has now dropped anchor at Software, the label run by Joel Ford and Daniel Lopatin (AKA Oneohtrix Point Never).
Colonial Patterns sees the producer, real name Brian Leeds, using basic tools – cheap software, synths and cassette tapes – to assemble a scuffed, lo-fi take on Midwestern house and techno tropes.
As well as US dance figureheads like Ron Hardy and Omar S, Leeds’ influences include composers Jon Hassell and William Basinski alongside some non-musical inspirations, such as eco-aware architect Paolo Soleri and the ancient Native American mound city of Cahokia in Illinois. According to Software, Colonial Patterns is Leeds’ attempt to “ruralise” the historically urban sounds of house and techno.
The record will arrive via Software on 24 September in limited vinyl edition as well as CD and digital formats.
Earlier this year Leeds released the R.E.G.A.L.I.E.R EP, the first offering from Anthony Naples’ newly minted Proibito label.
01 Struck with Deer Lungs
02 Plucked From the Ground, Towards the Sun
04 Anagramme of My Love
06 Ragtime U.S.A. (Warning)
07 Monks Mound (Arcology)
09 Hopewell (Devil)
10 Fortification III
11 Skug Commune
13 Chun-Kee Player
14 Angel (Phase)