This June Session Victim return to Delusions Of Grandeur imprint with their third studio album.Listen To Your Heartis the result of a year of cross-continental scripting, started in their Hamburg studio and wrapped up stateside in San Francisco’s Room G Studios where the duo had worked on their 2014 LPSee You When You Get There. Here we present the first of three LP samplers containing four tracks each, cut nice and loud for the vinyl crew. Bring It Back gets things rolling with Session Victim’s trademark live drum breaks, looped up pads and hooky vocal samples. Only good vibes here, with uplifting keys bringing a warm and soulful edge whilst shimmering Juno notes add a floaty element to get lost in. Next up we have If We Can Make It Here, the title being something of an in-joke with the boys when they find themselves in the more remote or far-flung corners of the world performing their music to an appreciating crowd. The track is based around a simple yet beautiful 4-bar chord progression repeating throughout and shows SVM in a playful and jazzy mood, managing to include soloing flute and marching snare drum rhythms without as much of a flinch!Moons And Flowers is up next, another sublime slice of hazy house music with a wonderful organic and live sound palette. Echoing Rhodes licks join dubby synth FX, adding waves of colour whilst the gentle vocal provides the icing on the space-cake. Lastly we have The Hatch, which winds things down somewhat for a lovely, somewhat stoned interlude track which is over all too soon. An impeccable demonstration of retro-inspired yet forward thinking house,Listen To Your Heartsees Session Victim at the top of their game.
Published: 31st March 2017