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  • Summary: The Kansas City electronic producer Brian Leeds releases his debut full-length release as Huerco S.
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  1. Sep 24, 2013
    80
    Transforming such intensity into a product so bewitching is an incredible effort, and the resulting works leave very little doubt that Colonial Patterns is more than some admirable interpretation--it’s a ruthless conquest.
  2. Sep 26, 2013
    80
    It's a work of and inspired by ritualized labor, haunted by the irretrievable loss of a culture.
  3. Dec 10, 2013
    80
    Colonial patterns makes your ears feel like magnetised tape heads, the music dulled, pockmarked, riven with fissures of noise and age. [Oct 2013, p.58]
  4. Sep 24, 2013
    79
    Colonial Patterns is a fine album title, suggesting so much yet giving little away.
  5. Sep 26, 2013
    70
    Colonial Patterns is not a flawless record, but it does open up a whole new world of possibilities for Leeds as a producer, and places him decisively outside any box people might wish to put him in.
  6. Sep 24, 2013
    70
    Unsettling and compelling in equal measure, Colonial Patterns is an album that not only requires repeat listens for it to slowly get under your skin, but one that leaves you little choice but to let it do so, like a sore tooth you just can't stop fiddling with.
  7. Sep 24, 2013
    60
    This is a debut that is, at times, rewarding and marks out Huerco S as a producer to watch.

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