Detroit techno and Chicago house haven't exactly been sealed in a vault since the '80s, but when those sounds breach on Huero S.' Colonial Patterns, there's a miasmatic hiss makes them sound untombed. Its textures evoke not just the sound of decaying tape - imprinted with drones made doubly baleful by the surrounding fragility - but the locations the reels could have been stored as well. Inside the coils of a sparking livewire, a possessed TV set, or maybe floating between the signals of radio transmissions from decades past boomaranged back at us by solar flares. Colonial Patterns is music that vocalizes how our history lives inside us: shredded by the electricity of our brains, often outside of any one reality. Don't trust fidelity for authenticity. Software Records/Mexican Summer will release the album September 24th.
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