Perlon

Perlon

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Perlon is a minimal techno/microhouse record label, founded in 1997 by Markus Nikolai, Thomas Franzmann (Zip) and Chris Rehberger at Frankfurt and currently based in Berlin. It is often recognized as one of the genre-defining labels in the world of minimalistic and experimental techno. All releases on Perlon are physical only (vinyl and CD), not available for downloading.
Label Code: LC 11584 .

It is distributed by Wordandsound, Hamburg.

Perlon catalog includes such artists as Ricardo Villalobos, Baby Ford, Stefan Goldmann, Akufen, Pantytec, Dandy Jack, A Guy Called Gerald, Wareika and many others. The label famously never accepts demos. The name of the label came from Nikolai. Originally it was a working title for one of the albums of Pile, his project with Zip and graphic designer Chris Rehberger, who later created famous Perlon logo and designed covers for a number of their releases.

PERL 11 (1999) is a Perlon t-shirt, the only non-musical release.
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Status Catalog Number Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number Country Year  Actions
perlon63 Soul Capsule Waiting 4 A Way(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Perlon perlon63 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
PERL 67 STL - Lost In Brown Eyes STL Lost In Brown Eyes PERL 67 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 68 Sammy Dee - Purplehummer Sammy Dee Purplehummer PERL 68 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 69² Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco EP Part 2 Ricardo Villalobos Vasco EP Part 2(12", EP) Perlon PERL 69² Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 69-1 Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco EP Part 1 Ricardo Villalobos Vasco EP Part 1 (EP) PERL 69-1 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 69-2 Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco EP Part 2 Ricardo Villalobos Vasco EP Part 2(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Perlon PERL 69-2 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL69CD Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco Ricardo Villalobos Vasco(CD, EP) Perlon PERL69CD Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL69CD_PROMO Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco EP Ricardo Villalobos Vasco EP(CDr, EP, Promo) Perlon PERL69CD_PROMO Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 70 Portable - Knowone Can Take Away Portable Knowone Can Take Away PERL 70 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 71 A Guy Called Gerald - In Ya Head A Guy Called Gerald In Ya Head PERL 71 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERL 72 Matt John - Radio Self / Sacing Matt John Radio Self / Sacing PERL 72 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
PERLON69CDJP Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco Ricardo Villalobos Vasco(CD, EP) Perlon PERLON69CDJP Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Shackleton - Three EPs Shackleton Three EPs(CDr, Album, Promo) Perlon none Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL73 Baby Ford - Gravy Train Baby Ford Gravy Train PERL73 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL74 Margaret Dygas - Invisible Circles Margaret Dygas Invisible Circles (EP) PERL74 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL75 San Proper - Keep It Raw San Proper Keep It Raw PERL75 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL76 Shackleton - Three EPs Shackleton Three EPs (Album) PERL76 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL76CD Shackleton - Three EPs Shackleton Three EPs(CD, Album) Perlon PERL76CD Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL77 Markus Nikolai - Kiss Your Mind Markus Nikolai Kiss Your Mind PERL77 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL78 Maayan Nidam - Don't Know Why Maayan Nidam Don't Know Why (Maxi) PERL78 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PERL 74,5 Dimbiman - The Early Bird Hype Dimbiman The Early Bird Hype(7") Perlon PERL 74,5 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
#123 / CD 32 Various - Groove #123 / CD32 Various Groove #123 / CD32(CD, Comp) Groove #123 / CD 32 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL43CDJP Ricardo Villalobos - Thé Au Harem D'Archimède Ricardo Villalobos Thé Au Harem D'Archimède(CD, Album) Perlon PERL43CDJP Japan 2010 Sell This Version
PERL79 Ark - Arkpocalypse Now Ark Arkpocalypse Now (Album) PERL79 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL79CD Ark - Arkpocalypse Now Ark Arkpocalypse Now (Album) PERL79CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL80 Melchior Productions Ltd.* - Gentlemen Jack EP Melchior Productions Ltd.* Gentlemen Jack EP (EP) PERL80 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL81 Wareika - Harmonie Park Wareika Harmonie Park (Album) PERL81 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL81CD Wareika - Harmonie Park Wareika Harmonie Park(2xLP + CD, Album) Perlon, Perlon PERL81CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL81CD-J Wareika - Harmonie Park Wareika Harmonie Park(CD, Album, Ltd) Perlon, Octave Lab PERL81CD-J Japan 2010 Sell This Version
PERL82 Cassy - Seteachotherfree Cassy Seteachotherfree PERL82 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL83 Portable - This Life Of Illusion Portable This Life Of Illusion PERL83 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL84 Various - Superlongevityfive Various Superlongevityfive(7x12" + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Perlon PERL84 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PERL84CD Various - Superlongevityfive Various Superlongevityfive(2xCD, Mixed) Perlon PERL84CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version
130 / CD 39 Various - Groove 130 / CD 39 Various Groove 130 / CD 39(CD, Comp) Groove 130 / CD 39 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PERL85 San Proper - A Cat Called Mice San Proper A Cat Called Mice(12") Perlon PERL85 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PERL86 Margaret Dygas - Margaret Dygas Margaret Dygas Margaret Dygas PERL86 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PERL86CD Margaret Dygas - Margaret Dygas Margaret Dygas Margaret Dygas (Album) PERL86CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PERL87 Melchior Productions Ltd* - Bums 4 Higher EP Melchior Productions Ltd* Bums 4 Higher EP (EP) PERL87 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PERL88 Portable Into Infinity (Album) PERL88 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PERL88CD Portable - Into Infinity Portable Into Infinity(CD, Album) Perlon PERL88CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
none Zip - Dimbiman Bonusbums Zip Dimbiman Bonusbums(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Perlon none Japan 2012 Sell This Version
PERL89 Fumiya Tanaka - I Can Tell You Of Course I Know It Was Fumiya Tanaka I Can Tell You Of Course I Know It Was PERL89 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL90 Mara Trax - Sensibilia Mara Trax Sensibilia PERL90 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL91 Ricardo Villalobos - Any Ideas Ricardo Villalobos Any Ideas PERL91 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92-1 Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy - One Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy - One PERL92-1 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92-2 Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy - Two Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy - Two(2x12") Perlon PERL92-2 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92-3 Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy - Three Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy - Three PERL92-3 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92-4 Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy - Four Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy - Four PERL92-4 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92CD Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy(CD, Album, Mixed) Perlon PERL92CD Germany 2012 Sell This Version
PERL92CDJP Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy Ricardo Villalobos Dependent And Happy(CD, Album, Mixed) Perlon, Disk Union PERL92CDJP Japan 2012 Sell This Version
PERL93 Portable - A Deeper Love Portable A Deeper Love PERL93 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
GROOVE 144 CD 53 Various - Groove 144 / CD 53 Various Groove 144 / CD 53(CD, Comp) Groove GROOVE 144 CD 53 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
PERL94 The Mole - History Of Dates The Mole History Of Dates PERL94 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
PERL 95 Horror Inc. - Briefly Eternal Horror Inc. Briefly Eternal PERL 95 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
PERL95CD Horror Inc. - Briefly Eternal Horror Inc. Briefly Eternal (CD, Album, P/Mixed) Perlon PERL95CD Germany 2013 Sell This Version
PERL96 Half Hawaii - All Over Half Hawaii All Over(12") Perlon PERL96 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
PERL97 Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Feat. Tea Time & Azeem - Turbo Sematic EP Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Feat. Tea Time & Azeem Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Feat. Tea Time & Azeem - Turbo Sematic EP(12", EP) Perlon PERL97 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
PERL98 Fumiya Tanaka - Dark Pad Fumiya Tanaka Dark Pad PERL98 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
PERL99 San Proper - Yestoday San Proper Yestoday PERL99 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
PERL100 Margaret Dygas - In Wood / That Margaret Dygas In Wood / That PERL100 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
PERL101 Maayan Nidam / Laverne Radix - Split Maayan Nidam / Laverne Radix Maayan Nidam / Laverne Radix - Split PERL101 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
PERL102 Portable - Sportable Portable Sportable PERL102 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
PERL103-1 Melchior Productions Ltd* - Meditations 1-3 Melchior Productions Ltd* Meditations 1-3 (EP) PERL103-1 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
PERL103-2 Melchior Productions Ltd* - Meditations 4-6 Melchior Productions Ltd* Meditations 4-6 PERL103-2 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
PERL103CD Melchior Productions Ltd* - Meditations 1-6 Melchior Productions Ltd* Meditations 1-6(CD, Comp) Perlon PERL103CD Germany 2015 Sell This Version
PERL104 Binh - Visio Binh Visio PERL104 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
PERL105 Vilod - Safe In Harbour Vilod Safe In Harbour (Album) PERL105 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
PERL105CD Vilod - Safe In Harbour Vilod Safe In Harbour(CD, Album) Perlon PERL105CD Germany 2015 Sell This Version
PERL105CDJP Vilod Safe In Harbour(CD, Album) Perlon PERL105CDJP Japan 2015 Sell This Version
PERL106 Horror Inc. - Remixed Horror Inc. Remixed (EP) PERL106 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
PERL107CD Fumiya Tanaka - You Find The Key Fumiya Tanaka You Find The Key(CD, Album) Perlon PERL107CD Germany 2016 Sell This Version
PERL107CDJP Fumiya Tanaka - You Find The Key Fumiya Tanaka You Find The Key(CD, Album) Perlon PERL107CDJP Japan 2016 Sell This Version
PERL 107LP Fumiya Tanaka - You Find The Key Fumiya Tanaka You Find The Key(3xLP, Album) Perlon PERL 107LP Germany 2016 Sell This Version
PERL 108 Margaret Dygas - Even 11 Margaret Dygas Even 11(12") Perlon PERL 108 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
PERL109 Spacetravel - Dancing Therapy Spacetravel Dancing Therapy (Album) PERL109 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
PERL109CD Spacetravel - Dancing Therapy  Spacetravel Dancing Therapy (CD, Album) Perlon PERL109CD Germany 2016 Sell This Version
PERL110 Maayan Nidam - Deep Under Sobriety Regime Maayan Nidam Deep Under Sobriety Regime PERL110 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
PERL111 Binh - Noah's Day Binh Noah's Day PERL111 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
PERL112 Alter Mahnn - Junge Frau EP Alter Mahnn Junge Frau EP(12", EP) Perlon PERL112 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
GROOVE 167 / CD 76 Sven Väth - Summerväth Sven Väth Summerväth(CD, Comp, Mixed) Groove GROOVE 167 / CD 76 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
PERL113 Villa H2H - Villa H2H / Villalobos Remix Villa H2H Villa H2H / Villalobos Remix(12") Perlon PERL113 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
PERL114 Various - Superlongevity 6 Various Superlongevity 6 (Comp) PERL114 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
PERL114CD Various - Superlongevity 6 Various Superlongevity 6(2xCD, Comp) Perlon PERL114CD Germany 2017 Sell This Version
PERL-114CDJP Various Superlongevity 6(2xCD, Comp) Perlon PERL-114CDJP Japan 2017 Sell This Version
PERL 115 Markus Nikolai Feat. Lupiti - Mykita + Markus Nikolai Feat. Lupiti Markus Nikolai Feat. Lupiti - Mykita +(7", S/Sided, Ltd) Perlon PERL 115 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
PERL116 Spacetravel - Metroname Spacetravel Metroname PERL116 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
PERL117-1 Fumiya Tanaka - AB Fumiya Tanaka AB PERL117-1 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
PERL117-2 Fumiya Tanaka - CD Fumiya Tanaka CD PERL117-2 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
PERL118 Bruno Pronsato - The Girls Thing Bruno Pronsato The Girls Thing PERL118 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
PERL119 Maayan Nidam - Sea Of Thee Maayan Nidam Sea Of Thee(2x12", Album) Perlon PERL119 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
PERL119CD Maayan Nidam - Sea Of Thee Maayan Nidam Sea Of Thee(CD, Album) Perlon PERL119CD Germany 2018 Sell This Version
PERL120 International Anything - Like This Girl International Anything Like This Girl(12") Perlon PERL120 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
PERL121 Ivan Iacobucci - Logic Solution Ivan Iacobucci Logic Solution(12") Perlon PERL121 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
PERL122 Tofu Productions - Soa Tofu Productions Soa (EP) PERL122 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
PERL123 Chris Korda - Akoko Ajeji Chris Korda Akoko Ajeji(2x12", Album) Perlon PERL123 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
PERL123CD Chris Korda - Akoko Ajeji Chris Korda Akoko Ajeji(CD, Album) Perlon PERL123CD Germany 2019 Sell This Version
PERL124CD Fumiya Tanaka - Right Moment Fumiya Tanaka Right Moment (Album) PERL124CD Germany 2019 Sell This Version
PERLON124LP Fumiya Tanaka - Right Moment Fumiya Tanaka Right Moment(3x12", Album) Perlon PERLON124LP Germany 2019 Sell This Version
PERL125 Disordered Rhythm Metronomy - Down Disordered Rhythm Metronomy Down(12") Perlon PERL125 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
PERLON 126LP Chris Korda - Apologize To The Future Chris Korda Apologize To The Future(LP) Perlon PERLON 126LP Germany 2020 Sell This Version

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Aaron3

Aaron3

July 29, 2022
When listening to the 2022 represses I realize how much Perlon-music has been ahead of its time. This label has shaped the landscape of electronic music like no other and it has defined what we now call "Minimal". And after all changes in the music industry they're still true to theirselves with vinyl only policy and the music they release itself in a way that even the most famous brands of consumer products out there could learn a lot from Perlon.
coolies

coolies

June 22, 2022
is there anything better in life than a Perlon LP?

my only wish is that they distribute to the US more often and more affordably. Though I suppose that's not their fault..
ulfnicz

ulfnicz

April 22, 2022
ahhhhhh, now it's 20th of may, wordandsound states 27th, Perlonies, you're losing without telling wtf is going on
ulfnicz

ulfnicz

March 21, 2022
edited 10 months ago
so, here it is, my rant about the 2021 represses: where are they? why isn't any of them released, or is my record dealer some kind of ...?
website doesn't give much info, but: as i ordered (9th of nov 2021) some of them were already announced for some time, now time of release is given with 22.04.2022 :))))) perlonies! WHAT'S GOING ON?
asoleill

asoleill

January 21, 2022
edited about 1 year ago
lovely label, of course. if only they'd start doing digi releases... it's a shame to gatekeep such good music
don't wanna go into technicalities, but my request does have a lot to do with sound quality, which I'm sure the guys are super passionate about. vinyl is amazing and needs to coexist next to digi versions which absolutely preserve the master tape quality. Pretty sure a lot of people would love to support this music on a digi (eg. bandcamp) release, listen it on Spotify... YouTube not so much, SoundCloud is dead and a lot of music lovers would choose Spotify and the likes to listen their music on in 2022. Much love
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AlbertHofstein

AlbertHofstein

September 1, 2020
It's a record label and they release records... One more word!
AlecTronic

AlecTronic

January 10, 2020
Totally over-rated label, pointless music without soul. 3 more words.
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space.gato

space.gato

July 22, 2014
What is it about these early releases that make them still sound so fresh? Is it just the simplicity? A first time listener may find them sort of annoying or repetitive, but I love them and you can never find a kick drum that makes you stomp your feet like some of these old bangers. They definitely beg to be mixed and layered on top of each other and I guess that is why they still fetch so much cash? This label will always be one of my fav's. Long live Perlon!
Perlonizedm

Perlonizedm

January 17, 2012
Perlon is one of the best label From 1997 until this days.Only Vinyl imprint.You can't found Perlon release on mp3 shops.The structure of the sound is unique on all Perlon release.Artist same Ricardo,Dandy Jack,Akufen,Sammy Dee,Daniel Bell,Wareika,Thomas Melchior,Baby Ford,Zip and many moore makes this Label always interesting and fresh.One of the last real underground label in this digital era.Long Life
sp12

sp12

August 10, 2011
edited over 11 years ago
Perlon shows a very dark and mysterious way of music and every Artist is well choosen for that way. But Zip is one of the best DJs i heard. He shows you what a simple record could do for you on the floor. When you observe Perlon in its entirety, every release make sense. Looking forward to new releases and the next 14 years.
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