During the several years that passed without a single Fluxion release, Konstantinos Soublis was nonetheless privately prolific, evident from a sudden burst of releases across 2009-2010. Following a 12” and album on Resopal, and a 12” for Echocord, Perfused -- also released on Echocord, featuring both sides of “Inductance”/”Elation” -- is the fifth Fluxion album overall. Through 2001, Soublis continually refined and pared down his sound, but the tracks here are among his most varied and vibrant to date, fueled by a newfound buoyancy and a reduction of shadowy textures. And yet, what Soublis produces here unquestionably remains dub techno -- a decidedly less monochromatic and downright colorful strain when compared to that of their Basic Channel/Chain Reaction forebears. “Elation” and “Fluctuations,” two of the album’s most dynamic tracks, dispense with austerity altogether and are filled with glinting details; the latter, with its bounding four-note bassline and swarming FX, seemingly whisks Maurizio’s M series from its abandoned warehouse habitat and drops it in the middle of a sun-baked meadow. Dub techno, even at is most evocative, has never been known for gorgeousness, but Soublis shrewdly does what he can to change that perception here.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman