Boomkat Product Review:
This is probably our joint favourite Skam release ever and one of our most played-out twelves since it came out in late 1998, at last re-issued by the boys next door and available once again on 12" vinyl (all 35 minutes!!) and for the first time on glorious CD. "Day In A Life" is Push Button Objects on a mission to redefine the hip hop rulebook, re-configuring the tunes, the strucfture and the transition into something entirely different, fresh and unbeleivably deep. When it first came out 5 years ago there was simply nothing that sounded anything like it and it still sounds deeper than the rest - from the metallic bit-crushed electronic hip hop punch-up of the title track to the madly intricate percussive arrangements on 'Nocturnal Device' (Autechre, Mantronix and EL-P rolled into one) to the late night twilight electroid crunch of "Apple Sauce", the piecing together of influences from Miami to Detroit through to Frankfurt and into the Northwest of England is nothing short of mesmerising. The best, though, comes with the almighty three-track edit of "Twisted" "Fm Science" and "The Hamocks", seriously one of the best stretches of music you'll hear for time if you ain't already heard it, from hip hop beats to stripped electro to Eno-ish strings and lilting Piano licks all processed with an originality of sound that could only be called genius, time changes and transitions to die for and, in the end, a rocking tune. Immense stuff, as essential as it gets.