Boomkat Product Review:
Anders Remmer, aka Dub Tractor, hardly needs an introduction. The Copenhagen resident has been responsible for a whole stack of irrestistable records in the past few years, both as a solo artist and as a member of various groups. Being a member of "Future 3", the Danish supergroup together with Thomas Knak (aka opiate, production work for Björk) and Jesper Skaaning (aka Acustic), Anders Remmer introduced us to distant vocals and almost shy acoustic guitars, all packaged up as popsongs. Future 3's latest incarnation, 'System', have been most recently found at their best with a wonderful long-player for Pole's Scape imprint, exploring detailed dub, warmer than anything you've heard before. Working as a solo artist, Remmer records as Dub Tractor. Following his split-ep together with Opiate on City Centre Offices, his "hum ep" on Hobby Industries and three albums, "more or less" is his fourth and most sublime album to date. This amazing album finds Anders focusing on how to bring together two worlds which have not had much in common over the last couple of years : microscopic electronic fixtures and widescreen acoustic washes of sound, all fitted with a deep, involving pop sensibility. On "more or less mono", he plays guitar and bass as if the denial of these instruments within the electronic community has never been an issue. His love for dub is still deeply obvious, but what about a peter hook-like bassline or some elegiac guitar melodies? Facing himself against a tide of musicians who have been trying to master this fusion of acoustic and electronic elements with limited success, Dub Tractor gets out the microphone and sings, while his bitcrusher destroys the white noise and the delay switches on the radiator. "more or less mono" is an album which will never leave your rack. Sublime.