Baby Ford & Zip / Thomas Melchior ‎– Windowshopping

Perlon ‎– PERL 15
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM

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A Baby Ford & Zip Windowshopping
Producer, Written-By – Baby Ford & Zip
B1 Thomas Melchior Feel Sensual
Producer [Additional], Arranged By [Additional Arrangement] – Annalisa Blake, Baby FordProducer, Written By – Thomas Melchior
B2 Baby Ford & Zip Vacuum Cleaner
Producer, Written-By – Baby Ford & Zip

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Side A: 45 RPM _ (A): 129 BPM
Side B: 33⅓ RPM _ (B1): 124 BPM _ (B2): 132 BPM

(A): Recorded at Room 3
(B1): Recorded In The Cockpit _ (B2): Recorded At Ifach - [Edited At Room3]

The word 'Perlondon' is also printed on both labels of the release.

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  • Other (Runout Etching, Side A): Perlondon A w at D & M
  • Other (Runout Etching, Side B): Perlondon A w at D & M

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March 28, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

Given the pedigree of the artists involved it's no surprise that this is one of the best releases on the label. After inviting him to record for his PAL SL imprint, Peter 'Baby' Ford teams up with Zip to form a match made in heaven. Their production styles compliment each other perfectly and the resulting tracks are deep and dark. There are no filler tracks here; arguably the weakest cut on this EP, 'Vacuum Cleaner' was picked up by Hawtin for his second DE9 session. All the tracks follow a similar format; dark bass overtones, brooding beats, and sour vocals, yet somehow each track is as fresh as the next. Soul Capsule cohort Thomas Melchior provides the third track, 'Feel Sensual'. From the looped acoustics at the opening to the devilishly dark breakdowns, the track does indeed ooze sensuality. Melchior later remixed this track for inclusion on the third Superlongevity compilation, but this version is far superior in every way.

Unfortunately it only took a few years for a new generation of producers to saturate the scene with unimaginative attempts at mimicking the true pioneers; Perlon themselves coming a cropper by mid-2003, but stick to the early catalogue and there are some real hidden gems on this label.