Joel Boychuk is one half of the musical act Tractile, but on Feb. 22 he'll release his own album under the moniker Hobo. The album is titled Iron Triangle, and features 12 new tracks that It will be released by Minus (or M-nus), a label who plays home to both Ritchie Hawtin and his Plastikman alter ego.
Boychuck says that the influences that drive his music are threefold: "My approach to production changes frequently: Sometimes I produce just because I enjoy doing it; other times I view it as something that needs to be done for the purposes of clearing the mind; and sometimes it's just done for raw musical experimentation." The songs on Iron Triangle have become an extension of his earlier music, as a way to bridge the gap between then and now, as a way of moving forward.
"I think my sound went back to its earlier roots while making this record, at times playful and weird with a tinge of darkness. I was drawing from a lot of past experiences that I had drawn from in my productions before. In that respect, some of the tracks on the album share exact influences with other previous tracks of mine, so I can infer from that the evolution in the album's sound directly reflects my evolution as a producer."