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Record of the Month: Huerco S. - Plonk

Records of the Month

Record of the Month: Huerco S. - Plonk

Plonk is the first album in six years from Kansas-based producer Brian Leeds under the name Huerco S. and is our March 2022 Record of the Month.

It really is a pensive and strangely beautiful set, a tour de force of influences and genres, mostly played out in a sort of brooding slow motion.

"... the Kansas musician trades his customary ambient textures for an hour’s worth of intricate, off-center head trips."
- Pitchfork (8.4)

The ten tracks (and parts) that make up Plonk are titled simply I to X, designed very much as one piece. Minimal music that plays out across one long arc with fragmented beats, snippets of ambiguous dialogue and brilliantly focused energy.

"An eerie and beautiful album from the Kansas producer that builds vivid worlds out of techno and ambient."
Resident Advisor Ltd.

Right up our street admittedly (with Leo especially bringing this one to the table), but Plonk is highly recommended for both those of you that consider yourself an ambient head and also those open to a highly engaging sonic adventure.