Boomkat Product Review:
Classic Huerco S.originally released in 2012, this was the release that first brought Brian Leeds to our attention - major tip if you’re into Actress or Newworldaquarium, even those moody Burial and BoC Ambient interludes ...!!!
A much needed new edition of the knockout ‘Untitled’ tape from Huerco S, originally issued on cassette by Opal Tapes in 2012 and blending the sort of smudge-house tropes found on NWAQ’s ‘The Dead Bears’ or Actress’s ‘Hazyville’ alongside an extended 20 minute/sidelong piece of smoked-out bliss on the flip.
‘Press On (Ruff Rub)’ oozes doped-up bass flesh alongside cracked Vangelis synth strokes, making for a proper scene setter, while the tense sensuality of ‘Elma (Ruff Rub)’ is House music at its most spectral, abstract, mixing elegant melodic pirouettes with coarse drums and druggy subs.
Drifting from the ‘floor, the exquisite, BoC-like boogie massage of ‘Hiromis Theme’ acts as a sort of new age interzone before the standout flipside which gives the EP its name; a 20 minute, blissfully evocative fever-dream hitting right between the eyes of early Emeralds and Huerco’s much loved later albums for Proibito and his own West Mineral imprint.
C L A S S I C.