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If you’re looking for classic Warp-style IDM, dig no further. On their ninth LP, London's masters of the headphone-listen stay true to their roots, distilling club music down to its constituent parts with intricate programming and pristine sound. Opener “Do Matter” builds slowly into a frazzled cacophony of tones, and “Dilatone” is all dubbed-out, panning synths that ride on a squelching and burbling beat. “Melifer" and “Wen" feel effortlessly laidback as their bell-like guitars simply glisten. But “Clock” is the winner here, its fidgeting synth stabs echoing the ghosts of ‘90s raves.