PERLON: s & d

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ok so theres been threads about superlongevity 3 and the artwork, but i want a proper S & D. I just got into Morane's the trick 12", its awesome! i always assuemd perlon was super dry clicky stuff but im really into this sort of more brazenly housey vocal stuff. So what are the best tunes on perlon? and the albums?

ambrose (ambrose), Saturday, 26 February 2005 18:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Narcotic Syntax

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 26 February 2005 18:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Especially "Electronic Liquid". I wouldn't call it brazen, though.

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 26 February 2005 18:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Morane - Let Me Out (amazing house meets cool jazz track)

Omar (Omar), Saturday, 26 February 2005 18:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Copacabannark- To Beach Or Not To Beach
Akufen- Quebec Nightclub
Pantytec- Pony Slaystation
Horror Inc.- I Plead Guilty
Markus Nikolai- Bushes
anything by Dimbiman

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Saturday, 26 February 2005 21:12 (sixteen years ago) link


adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 26 February 2005 21:12 (sixteen years ago) link

they seem to have changed sound a little recently. a lot less reduced and a little more fun perhaps (though i love it all - possibly the only label i buy everything on).

the new morane (particularly the b-side) is incredible. the new narcotic syntax is good and the fairly recent 'set me free' by kalabrese is super fun. but, i don't think there has been a bad perlon so just get the lot.

my pox would be -

dimbiman - koppchen
soulphiction - bust me
markus nicolai - manjando un carrito
akufen - quebec nightclub
copacabannark - s/t
pantytec - elastobabe
soulphiction - get it right
morane - the trick
minimal man - chicken store
kalabrese - set me free
morane - let me out (no, there's nobody in the cellar)

stirmonster, Saturday, 26 February 2005 21:24 (sixteen years ago) link

have they put out any comps other than the superlongevity series?

i saw sammy dee spin last night ... he was good. i would have liked more basslines, but it was still fun.

rm265, Saturday, 26 February 2005 21:51 (sixteen years ago) link

just the three superlongevitys. zip is meant to be incredible. i'd love to hear him play.

i would have liked more basslines

yup, they sure like their no bassline tracks.

stirmonster, Saturday, 26 February 2005 22:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Akufen - “Quebec Nightclub”
Soulphiction Presents Manmadescience - “Get it Right (Manmadescience Mix)”
Jabberjaw - “Girlfriend”
Phil Parnel - “GMT 2”
Horror Inc. - “I Plead Guilty”
Ricardo Villalobos - Thé au Harem d'Archimède album

JoB (JoB), Saturday, 26 February 2005 23:51 (sixteen years ago) link

i saw sammy dee spin last night

oh hey, i was there too. i liked plexus' set better though.

phil-two (phil-two), Sunday, 27 February 2005 00:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Morane is a Marcus Nikolai project (with some other dude or dudette, I don't know who). Despite co-owning the label, Nikolai has always been much more songful and tuneful than just about anyone else on the label, whether under his own name or his awesome stuff as Hombres Ojo. His album Back is wonderful and severely underrated, and i listen to it much more frequently than I do the Superlongevity comps (also great of course).

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 27 February 2005 00:35 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm probably forgetting something, but here goes:

feel sensual - thomas melchior
worldrecord holder - pile
perlipop - pile
bushes - markus nicolai
set me free - kalabrese
quebec nightclub - akufen
the unexpected guest - akufen
elastobabe - pantytec
all of the dimbiman tracks

basquiat (disco stu), Sunday, 27 February 2005 00:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I was going to post something, but it would have been the same stuff that others are saying.

But since everyone is basically repeating themselves now, allow me to say:

Pantytec's "Elastobabe" fucking OWNS

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Sunday, 27 February 2005 01:04 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Another vote for those two amazing 12 inches by Morane. I was worried that Marcus Nikolai had disappeared.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Sunday, 17 April 2005 22:32 (sixteen years ago) link

And the new Ark LP is aweomse

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Sunday, 17 April 2005 22:34 (sixteen years ago) link

And the new Ark LP is aweomse

so jealous!

stirmonster (stirmonster), Monday, 18 April 2005 05:33 (sixteen years ago) link

It's already out in France!

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 18 April 2005 05:41 (sixteen years ago) link

i always play the morane 12s, and the new narcotic syntax is really really fun surf house : )

firstworldman (firstworldman), Monday, 18 April 2005 15:06 (sixteen years ago) link

argh zip, villalobos and marcus nikolai playign live this friday in moscow

fuck fuck fuck that is the best thing ever

ambrose (ambrose), Monday, 18 April 2005 21:52 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
is ark out in the states yet?

on the pantytec tip.. sammy dee (perlon/pantytec) will be DJing in Boston at the Modern on May 21 (next saturday) .. Hot! (new mackie stacks in that spot)

more info:

phantompower, Saturday, 14 May 2005 20:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I saw Ark in Other Music the other day, so I think it's out in the States now.

toddburns, Saturday, 14 May 2005 21:39 (sixteen years ago) link

i dont really like that ark album. the best trac kos sucubz, but ive already got that. im not convinced by this french glitch funk stuff, but i think theres already a thread about that.

ambrose (ambrose), Sunday, 15 May 2005 12:03 (sixteen years ago) link

I love this label to pieces and have yet to hear Ark, must remedy that immediately.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Monday, 16 May 2005 05:44 (sixteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jess Harvell []
>Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:26 AM
>To: Michaelangelo Matos
>Subject: Prince - "Kiss (Perlon Remix)" (!!)
>surely this can't be the real deal. (i haven't been able to listen to the
>sample yet, but my innate suspiciousness is getting the better of me.)
>"Special Paisley Park style, color vinyl pressing of this white label house
>mix of a Prince party eruptor(1). It's a simple remix job with exponential
>results, as Peron puts a major thump underneath the original, adds some dj
>friendly edits, and keeps additional interpretation to a minimum. This
>record is 10 out of 10 staple crate material, highly recommended. After a
>little investigation, I found out this remix came out in Germany a couple
>years ago, a bootleg of bootleg, gotta love those. The sound doesn't suffer
>though, it's quite crisp. B-side features 2 electro tracks(2,3)- no info on

strng hlkngtn, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 18:55 (sixteen years ago) link

seriously wtf

strng hlkngtn, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 18:58 (sixteen years ago) link

it sounds pretty terrible, or at least the first minute does.

toby (tsg20), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 19:05 (sixteen years ago) link

dont go breakin my heart now

strng hlkngtn, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 19:05 (sixteen years ago) link

seems real enough though:

i only had it on quietly cos my girlfriend's ill, but it just seemed to have a big kick drum under the original.

i'm still excited about discovering the villalobos klf remixes yesterday, anyway, so maybe i'm not in the right mood to appreciate this...

toby (tsg20), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 19:08 (sixteen years ago) link

I think one of my friends actually has that 12" as a bootleg! Always gets the party going.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:25 (sixteen years ago) link

I somehow cannot imagine it being good.

the D Double signal (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Villalobos' cheeky 12"s (like the Michael Jackson one too) are great.

the D Double signal (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:28 (sixteen years ago) link

hmmm ... well it doesn't sound like anything else on perlon! and it's sort of uninspired, seeing as it doesn't make "kiss" any better of a dance track, aside from upping the bpm.

there's a brothomstates edit of "uptown" that came out on arcola that i really liked. i can't find a listening link but it does a great job of staying true to the original. he sort of streamlines it down to a couple of key loops (the bridge, the intro riff, prince squealing "uptown!!") and puts some restrained glitch effects on it to make it sound warm and fuzzy and hazy and echoey and spectral. really, really great.

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:36 (sixteen years ago) link


Uptown might be one of my favorite songs EVER!

the D Double signal (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:40 (sixteen years ago) link

i'll try to YSI when i can...

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:47 (sixteen years ago) link

the "uptown" remix is guitar-tastic.

ysi: clique

sounds great in the mix too. PRINCE.

tricky (disco stu), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 00:30 (sixteen years ago) link

i kiss you

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 00:40 (sixteen years ago) link

a prince remix and mr. matos materializes out of thin air...

tricky (disco stu), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 01:17 (sixteen years ago) link

that 'kiss' mix is good for getting a party jumping but i have always wondered about the perlon connection as it sounds nothing like a perlon record. supposedly though it was done by markus nikolai.

stirmonster (stirmonster), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 01:27 (sixteen years ago) link

there's a brothomstates edit of "uptown" that came out on arcola that i really liked.

fucking fantastic remix. i own two copies!

john'n'chicago, Wednesday, 15 June 2005 01:34 (sixteen years ago) link

well that makes sense. i have seen nikolai live a few times and he does play stuff that is nothing like "the perlon sound" (both live and dj). example: "bushes".

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 02:18 (sixteen years ago) link

it is sort of sad that putting "perlon remix" on a record would sell more copies than "markus nikolai remix" or "music for freaks remix" or "classic remix" (i use those labels since he has done stuff there that uses the straight-up heavy 4/4 thump)

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 02:20 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, markus nikolai /= perlon, despite his relations to the label; his stuff on headinghome, for instance, is nothing like the perlon sound.

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Wednesday, 15 June 2005 08:33 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
dimbiman/zip plays london in 2 weeks

ambrose (ambrose), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 09:57 (sixteen years ago) link

btw, everyone must buy morane's new record on more down than out. summer smash. un hitazo!

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 10:26 (sixteen years ago) link

I thought you didn't like Morane?

Jedmond (Jedmond), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 14:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Not that I'm complaing about Morane boosting (just so you know).

Jedmond (Jedmond), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 14:06 (sixteen years ago) link

i didn't like one of the 12"s on perlon (and maybe i need to revisit it) but this one is a corker through and through.

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 15:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Which one was that?

Jedmond (Jedmond), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 16:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I need to be convinced about Morane.

Edgware General (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 16:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm yet to listen to it but it's doubtful, although if you ever happen to be in Downtown Toronto you can always get it those other records off that guy. I'm actually listening to Let's Go Deep, which I also just got off him for $4 :D Melchior I love you.

mehlt, Saturday, 3 November 2007 16:06 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

In other 'Lon news I encountered someone who's selling copies of Perlon 1 through 28 on vinyl. Man, if I had enough disposable money on me. . .
Come to think of it, you'd probably have to be crazy to not jump at this, even for someone who isn't a 'real' DJ like myself. . . I could probably grab these (take away 3 12"s and a 2X12") for 90-120 probably, jeez, let me see if I have money left over from boxing day.

mehlt, Sunday, 6 January 2008 23:56 (thirteen years ago) link

This brought up because I found a bargain copy of "Quebec Nightclub" by Akufen and am now listening to it, and "New Process" was just playing, and the part where it goes like "ev-rything. . you know", which is the part that I heard a loop of years ago and which arguably was responsible for really turning me onto techno and house and bam, there it came out of nowhere. Very pleasant surprise.

mehlt, Monday, 7 January 2008 00:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Oddly, I see Quebec Nightclub in the used bin frequently.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 7 January 2008 06:29 (thirteen years ago) link

i love it when you source a sample that you know from a long time ago. it's like your past self popping in to say "good job".

elan, Monday, 7 January 2008 06:56 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...


elan, Friday, 24 April 2009 04:19 (twelve years ago) link

Got this Narcotic Syntax EP a few weeks ago and am loving it!

formerly: mehlt (Edward Saroyan), Friday, 24 April 2009 13:33 (twelve years ago) link

Pile - 1 of those Days = Ultimate Seattle Anthem

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 24 April 2009 14:07 (twelve years ago) link

Worldrecord Holder is a great track, I don't know what else, if I have, heard anything else by them.

formerly: mehlt (Edward Saroyan), Friday, 24 April 2009 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

electric liquid is the greatest! i love the vocals on that track.

elan, Friday, 24 April 2009 16:19 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

I still think that is NS record is nothing short of A+, so I went ahead and bought the Reptile Sweat Accelerator Ep, and yes, Narcotic Syntax is has officially won my heart forever.

EDB, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

i liked your mix a lot EDB - esp the dozzy into klock mix

dont know narcotic syntax, will check it out

cherry blossom, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:24 (twelve years ago) link

Thanks a lot.

Their productions aren't exactly numerous, but tracks like Electric Liquid and Cowabunga! are hard to forget.

EDB, Friday, 11 September 2009 17:49 (twelve years ago) link

Off topic, but does anyone know what happened to Ambrose?

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 11 September 2009 19:04 (twelve years ago) link

no, but but Zip is playing in the building I used to work in tomorrow night, gonna have to go..

mmmm, Friday, 11 September 2009 19:44 (twelve years ago) link


I'd love to see Zip but don't really fancy going to that

Ambrose is still in Sheffield - he was down here a month or so ago but we missed each other. saw him at something at the russian bar earlier this year. I know he went to that amazing thing, but we couldn't persuade him to come to Free Rotation

cherry blossom, Saturday, 12 September 2009 06:51 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, Centrepoint, I used to work there in the mid-late nineties. I went tonight and it was positive London clubbing experience - for once! Nice people, good music/soundsystem, adequate facilities etc. Zip played a fantastic set, had a quick chat, such a cool guy.

mmmm, Sunday, 13 September 2009 07:48 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

anyone else see zip at fabric on sat?

cherry blossom, Monday, 1 November 2010 11:13 (ten years ago) link

no but i saw zip at the limelight in 2005 and was dancing onstage w john selway and geeta

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 November 2010 11:15 (ten years ago) link

and pantytec

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 November 2010 11:16 (ten years ago) link

he's a very fun dj!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 November 2010 11:17 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

So, Superlongevity 5 is out. Not sure I can afford the box set though!

mmmm, Friday, 3 December 2010 10:02 (ten years ago) link

'superlongevity' has a kinda appropriate/ironic/unfortunate feel to it these days (depending on viewpoint)

i had 3 & 4 iirc so will investigate

Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii (nakhchivan), Friday, 3 December 2010 10:20 (ten years ago) link

yeah, somebody feels the same here;

mmmm, Friday, 3 December 2010 10:42 (ten years ago) link

There's maybe a handful of tracks in this compilation that have any business on a dancefloor. The rest is just tired old shit: a couple light little drum kicks, a few weird noises, maybe a some vocal belch or squeek or what the fuck ever! People...remember Detroit? And Chicago? Where's the soul? Where's the swing? Minimal burned itself out a while ago already. The Perlon packaging looks nice but its just a shell on a mostly empty product.

eh this sounds just my kinda thing

Ectothiorhodospira shaposhnikovii (nakhchivan), Friday, 3 December 2010 10:47 (ten years ago) link

I have vol. 4 and only like two tracks: the one that's mostly hi-hats and the one that's all freestyle.

naus, Friday, 3 December 2010 11:23 (ten years ago) link

…after listening to it again those were Melchior Productions LTD's "In the Shadow" and Narcotic Syntax's "Raptors' Delight"

naus, Friday, 3 December 2010 14:32 (ten years ago) link

So, Superlongevity 5 is out. Not sure I can afford the box set though!

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I think I'm going to wait until boxing day (aka Dec 26. aka Canadian/British Black Friday) and hope to find it in stores and get up to a third off. But this is unlikely. Otherwise I can get one place to order it for me straight, but it would be $140, which is just DO NOT WANT (well, it's actually DO WANT BUT DO NOT WANT TO PAY). Oh well.

EDB, Thursday, 9 December 2010 19:27 (ten years ago) link

I really want to hear the Narcotic Syntax track... is anyone selling mp3s??

elan, Friday, 10 December 2010 04:04 (ten years ago) link

"Where's the swing?"

kind of an inaccurate criticism to make of Perlon, surely

missingNO, Friday, 10 December 2010 04:14 (ten years ago) link

Oh man, I didn't realize Narcotic Syntax had a track on it (now there's a hugely underrated and immensely talented duo).

Does anyone know how many of these they're pressing. I really want it, but not at a rate of $20 per record...

EDB, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:24 (ten years ago) link

Also included, a very special collectors item, only available with this release.

Also, anyone have any idea what this is?

EDB, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:26 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

anyone else see zip baby ford & dygas on fri night?

cherry blossom, Sunday, 20 February 2011 04:40 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

perlon 85 side b

post, Monday, 4 July 2011 11:31 (ten years ago) link

Can you, y'know, say the name of it rather than make people go on discogs.

EDB, Monday, 4 July 2011 14:28 (ten years ago) link

four weeks pass...

I was very, VERY happy to find Markus Nikolai's Back used on vinyl today! It still sounds absolutely fantastic. Having far more disposable income than I did when this stuff was getting released (i.e. when I was a broker-than-broke-ass college student) is a wonderful thing. Things change so quickly in the world of dance music; it feels like just the other day when I special-ordered Superlongevity on CD from my local store in Richmond, VA. (That was my one CD purchase of the, like, two or four week period, and I didn't or couldn't download back then either.) And now, pretty much exactly a decade later, I'm catching up on single-artist releases from back that have been just randomly popping up in Brooklyn record stores. Given the speed with which things come into and go out of fashion in this realm, it does make me wonder who's still listening to this early-2000s micro-/minimal stuff in 2011? Are there younger kids out there right now in listening to, I dunno, Vocalcity for the first time and having their faces blown off? Why am I more self-aware / pondering of the possibility of being horribly out of fashion when buying stuff like this than, say, early '80s metal or postpunk?

Clarke B., Tuesday, 2 August 2011 02:26 (ten years ago) link

maybe because it seems like there's no great reason for anyone out there somewhere to be digging on 00s micro-mnml (besides, like, the music: but they have to know about it somehow)? it seems to me like it didn't pass into legend or anything, or hasn't yet. and its original audience kind of abandoned it / its producers fell off / the 'sound' lost its potency or fashionableness or relevance.

j., Tuesday, 2 August 2011 05:09 (ten years ago) link

Sounds like a good take, j. I've been reading Reynolds's Retromania this week, and it feels like micro-mnml stuff is in that pit right now of never having been revived (and thus attracting younger, newer audiences)--maybe because not "enough" time has elapsed for a revival?--but the original releases being somewhat hard to find (aren't those old Force Inc. records long out of print for the most part?).

Clarke B., Tuesday, 2 August 2011 14:44 (ten years ago) link

Aside from the really clinical, bass-light, clicky stuff has mnml really gone away? Zip is still regarded as one of the best DJs around, Cassy is the new resident at Circoloco, DC10 this year and of course Ricardo is still massive. All of them have widened their palette to include deep / classic / tech-house sounds but they still sound pretty minimal to me. Maybe I'm carrying the baggage of 15 years+ clubbing to define the genres properly or it's the clubs I go to?

mmmm, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 17:53 (ten years ago) link

i'm quite looking forward to hearing the new portable album

depeche vocals + acid + dazzle ships synths

should be sick

missingNO, Friday, 5 August 2011 13:44 (ten years ago) link

portable live in dalston a couple of months backwas the best techno gig ive been to in a hell of a long time, I have vague memories of that tune.

straightola, Friday, 5 August 2011 14:57 (ten years ago) link

Oh and given that we have just about got to the mid nineties of watery NY house and loop techno in the cutting edge dance music revival id say the micro boom will be about 2015

straightola, Friday, 5 August 2011 15:00 (ten years ago) link

was that the sud electronic night in april?

yeah think he played that

post, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:07 (ten years ago) link

nah it was slowpoke at the nest on easter sunday I think, I imaginre it was the same set

straightola, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:48 (ten years ago) link

seven months pass...

i'd almost given up on perlon but the new mara trax (b-side especially) is refreshingly great.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:22 (nine years ago) link

heard the a-side played a few times last year...bside of the new fumiya tanaka is good too (337)

post, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:16 (nine years ago) link

"sini est" by ric y martin (villalobos and dandy jack) is INCREDIBLE.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:18 (nine years ago) link

The Portable album is A+, exactly what I wanted from him.

Jedmond, Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:24 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

super late to these but the two Chris Korda releases are really excellent, especially Apologize to the Future. cool and unexpected to encounter antinatalist thought in a relatively "mainstream" space. also musically feels like somewhat of a return to Perlon's more quirky, irreverent roots

missingNO, Thursday, 7 October 2021 04:31 (two weeks ago) link

PERL 39 side B is p nuts, starts off sounding like sub-menu BGM from like a nondescript golf simulator on Sega Megadrive or something replete w/ requisite Japanese monologue then suddenly mutates into a tom-tom led schaffel groove lol

missingNO, Friday, 8 October 2021 17:17 (two weeks ago) link

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