When talking about this new Perfect album, one can't go past the beautiful sleeve design; this piece of art, that covers just about a century of African-American history, was designed by Austrian illustrator and tattoo artist Franke and the album itself, produced by Irievibrations Records, is also of Austrian origin. From a musical point of view Perfect takes a risk with this album; no hit-riddims on 'Born Dead With Life' and occasionally the singjay even strays from the reggae path to check out other genres: there's the soulful jazzy opener 'Greg Rose', the ska-driven 'Unlock', hip-hop tune 'Da Rendition' and on title track 'Born Dead With Life' Perfect's vibe is reminiscent of that of singer-songwriter Michael Franti (certainly not a bad reference). Reggae purists can enjoy the other tracks of which we recommend 'Smile' and 'Rasta Dubplate'.