Boomkat Product Review:
Deep joy, Hobby Industries are back at last, and the wait has been well worth it. Anders Remmer himself has also been away for far too long, but what a return. Hum Part 2 begins with a poignant, subdued keys motif, attended by sounds to amaze. Imagine putting your ear to a conch shell, but catching aural glimpses of distant cycle training: then peer deep beneath the surface or look up at the speakers, listen for the sub bass, never insistent or showy, but there for you, resolute and somehow reassuring. 'Press Button For Music Part 1' spins a gossamer fine web, precise but never hard, marimba like tones occupying a very singular place indeed, this time the bass filling up your whole body, making as if to raise you off the ground. Turn over, and 'Hum Part 3' finds music, the keys have secreted themselves away, and in the foreground clicking, chirruping rhythm is created from a sound like the end of your favourite record, in the dying moments, just before the needle hits the label. 'Press Button For Music Part 2' spreads the dub message still further, yet quite uniquely original, avoiding any formula, trademarks or imitation, focused on articulating new sounds and possibilities. Then last up 'On the use', more remarkable, unmistakeable tasters of beauty... too much, but in a way just enough. Together with his Future 3 partner Thomas Knack, aka Opiate, Dub Tractor has forged the sound of future electronic music in the most tickling, deep and soothing sense. Anyone bored with glitch-dub and Pole-ish excursions would do very well indeed to give this a listen. Awesome.