Session Victim - Puzzle Ep Incl. Vril & Iron Curtis Remix
Session Victim’s new label adventure Pen & Paper sets it’s sails with the boys’ first original track since their 2017 album Listen to your Heart. Puzzle builds an intense groove from an array of mechanical and organic percussion and chunky 12 bit chordstabs over a haunted pad and noise backdrop. Closing the A side, VRIL takes the tune far out into deserted wasteland, steering his drumloops over chilly soundscapes towards a lynchesque string horizon. With not one but two versions, Iron Curtis claims the Flip all for himself and, well, excels, excels twice. B1 hits with everything a breakbeat can hit you with and it brings that exact kind of bassline along. Euphoric retro arps flush everything into enigmatic breakdowns to bring it back out and further. Mr Curtis finally brings the record into classy House territory with his Passagen Mix, embedding the original in between a heavily bouncing rhythm and an irresistible string section.