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Various Artist Perlon Allstars: Superlongevity Vol. 4

Staying true to their minimal aesthetic for nearly a decade now, Perlon has become quite the trusted brand, and they once again bring all the perennial Perlonites together for the fourth installment of the Superlongevity series. Label chiefs Sammy Dee and Zip, along with Matt John, Baby Ford, and Ricardo Villalobos, keep the twisted minimal pendulum swaying while Stephan Goldmann and Dandy Jack sprinkle some robotic funk into the selection. The label's proclivity for odd, surgical vocal manipulations percolates through tracks like Dimbiman's "First Laki" and Markus Nikolai's "Wheelsucker." Narcotic Syntax pulls out all the vocal stops with "Raptors Delight," which, even without the ornithophobic lyrics, is one helluva snazzy electro-funk number that nicely rounds out the reduced glitchery of the album. And leave it to Montreal sweetheart Marc Leclair (a.k.a. Horror Inc., Akufen) to cap the compilation perfectly with the exotic strings of "The Absent." Super indeed.

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