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Jirku/Judge Plusism

With a title like Plusism, this album should be bustling with maximal activity. But no: Toronto producers Tomas Jirku and Robin Judge are minimalists to the core. Furthermore, they have Basic Channel/Chain Reaction DNA running through their laptops. Jirku/Judge fuse the Germans' reduction of dub's sonic fragmentation and illusion-mongering to a smorgasbord of clicks-and-cuts-y tonal smudging, then send them all on their merry way with gliding, restrained 4/4 beats, like Process with an excess of rum in his belly. Jirku/Judge's music is easy to peg, but that doesn't make it any less interesting or rewarding.

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