Dub Tractor Sorry

Dub Tractor Sorry
Under the System (and earlier Future 3) umbrella, Anders Remmer joined Thomas Knak and Jesper Skaaning in creating crystalline, hyper-detailed dub of the first order early in the '00s. Solo as Dub Tractor, Remmer puts his studio savvy to work at the service of equally glittering electro pop that contains more than a few allusions to the heyday of shoegaze. "And You Are Back" has the laidback grace of Pale Saints' less guitartastic moments. Remmer's vocals are helped along by a lattice of chorus, echo and reverb, and, like with the sirens of shoegaze, take a collusive role with the instrumental gloss. Unlike some electronic artists' pop bids, Sorry showcases well-defined song craft rather than vocals tossed atop a mass of loops. Remmer is also careful to oscillate through his arsenal of instruments and samples, maintaining a cohesive production while allowing each track its own identity. And whether or not he intends closer "This is Order" to conjure New Order, it does, and it is good. (City Centre Offices)