Session Victim can do no wrong in our eyes. Not only do they run an absolutely brilliant vinyl-only label known as Retreat with the help of fellow Berliner Quarion. They play an amazing live set which has seen recent fans at London’s Corsica Studios get so worked up they were crowd-surfing. Not only were they responsible for last years’ underground hit Good Intentions which is so good it had Move D in tears as he closed a festival set with it last summer. On top of all this they’re the nicest and most hardworking couple of chaps you ever did meet. In short, we’re very proud and happy to be presenting their debut LP The Haunted House Of House on our humble label.
As with our last LP from the mighty 6th Borough Project, we have made the LP available as both a triple pack vinyl as well as being split across three individually available 12” vinyl and digital singles. What you have here is The Haunted House Of House Part One containing four tracks of deep, warm, raw house music that leans heavily on a cut and paste sample ethic but crafted with such an attention to detail that the end result is musical, cinematic in places and just too damn funky! Haunted House dives straight in with an uptempo jam with a heavy disco groove and compressed pads laced with subtle arpeggiating acid lines. Next up is the more laid back yet still seriously head-nodding vibe of Alpine Glow on which the SV boys even manage to make a cut-up Mark King-esque slap bass sample sound good!
Flip over for Dark Sienna, nudging things back into looped up deep-disco territory with a lovely mid-tempo rolling groove driven along by open hats and a square wave bassline. And finally we have the spellbinding Flying Visit to leave us on a total high. Coming on like some long-lost Nightmares On Wax classic, we are treated to a gentle Balearic beauty which should leave you in no doubt that you’re in capable hands with Session Victim at the helm, and hopefully eager for your next fix on the soon come Haunted House Of House Part Two.
Published: 9th February 2012