Part 2 of 2
Fumiya Tanaka's long-awaited return to Perlon after five years away is a two-part affair. This is the second 12" ("A/B" is available separately), and like its predecessor features a pair of high-grade workouts from one of the Japanese techno scene's greatest servants. Side A sports "Telephone at the Window", a typically trippy and clandestine affair that sees Tanaka pepper an undulating minimalist groove (think deep bass and crunchy machine snares) with post-apocalyptic vocal samples, spine-tingling electronics and manipulated modem noise. Over on the flipside, "I Don't Know Enough Continued" is a smoother and more shuffling late night workout, with only the producer's foreboding riffs and more mind-altering vocal samples punctuating the otherwise locked-in mood.