Boomkat Product Review:
A few years on from his Punch Drunk 12", Andy Mac rolls onto Idle Hands with a fine set of five brittle, swinging, sub-heavy house tracks. It's a sound very close to Hessle's current take on pointillist minimalism - a la Pearson Sound, Joe, Pev & Kowton - optimising the juice from each uniquely syncopated groove. On plate one he uses a paucity of claps, spherical subs and breezy chords to sweet effect in 'Cities & Desires' and nails down a dry, tracky Chicago sound with 'Heart & Lungs (bfbfb f h h h h)' next to the snappy, serpentine wriggle of 'NOWHERE!'. 2nd plate skips with the tightly-tucked, scuffed hi-hats and groggy sub-bass oscillations sounding like vintage Dynamo/T++ on 'Lit', and works out a crafty, house-wise groove reminding of Sensate Focus on 'The Rude Sea'.