Colonial Patterns

Huerco S. - Colonial Patterns
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2013 Ratings: #255 / 953
User Score
Based on 18 ratings
September 24, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Software, Mexican Summer / Label
Deep House / Genres
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Tiny Mix Tapes

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.

FACT Magazine

Perhaps it’s the range of this record that is most impressive: the US dancefloor renaissance of which Leeds is a part has been largely singles-focussed so far, and few of its proponents seem capable of producing an album as diverse as this. 


The ensuing collision of temporal zones creates a bewildering, all-encompassing present, which might be why Colonial Patterns presents a soundtrack for both blunting jet lag and long road trips in which the landscape is continuously cut and framed by the windshield window.

The 405

It's eerie without being really cinematic, and never seems to properly unravel from its own obscurity. It remains a quality album, though, and sometimes it's more fun to not have all the answers.

Resident Advisor

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.


Overall, Colonial Patterns shuns sleekness for seductive crackles and is all the more refreshing for it. This is a debut that is, at times, rewarding and marks out Huerco S as a producer to watch.

Better stuff out there
Album never seems to reveal its self and take that one step further it needs.
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#31/FACT Magazine
#42/Tiny Mix Tapes

Track List

  1. Struck with Deer Lungs
  2. Plucked From the Ground, Towards the Sun 
  3. Quivira 
  4. Anagramme of My Love 
  5. 'Iinzhiid
  6. Ragtime U.S.A. (Warning)
  7. Monks Mound (Arcology)
  8. Prinzif
  9. Hopewell (Devil)
  10. Fortification III
  11. Skug Commune
  12. Canticoy 
  13. Chun-Kee Player
  14. Angel (Phase)
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Added on: September 23, 2013