Rather unfairly given the “outsider house” description thanks to lo-fi dance floor material for Wicked Bass, Opal Tapes and Future Times, Huerco S showed that his talents were much wider on Colonial Patterns, his debut album for Daniel Lopatin’s Software label. That Lopatin should have picked up the young producer for his first full length is unsurprising on listening to Colonial Patterns; the unresolved melodies and elongated drones of Oneohtrix Point Never’s Rifts material seem present on this LP, albeit with an earthy, decayed texture that reflects the ancient Native American mound city of Cahokia that was said to partly inspire the album. Of course it’s not just an album of grotty ambient synth sketches; echoes of Basic Channel’s dub techno lurk within, as do the ghosts of Chicago and Detroit’s history, albeit transmitted through space and reinterpreted by a primitive alien civilisation. The lo-fi aesthetic that defines the material of Huerco S has its fair shame of detractors, and rightly so, but when the dust has settled on this period in a few years, and we look at those limited run 12″s and wonder “what on earth was I thinking?”, Colonial Patterns will be likely be one of this era’s more enduring documents.
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MAXINE & CLEO
FP records Montreal, by appointment only.
Happy to announce that you can now get all Proibito releases digitally via Hard Wax’ digital store.
Also, TTT made my EP available digitally as well
hanging in kansas city, collecting objects for a site-specific piece for this show opening tomorrow night. i’ll be on a local radio station at 7:30 CST tonight (live), you can stream it online at this link.
good times ahead
D.E.T.R.O.I.T. IN DECEMBER :)
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