Savage Rehab does a grand job with this next release on Bryan Gee's V Recordings offshoot, Liquid V. A glorious six-track offering, we are immediately plunged into a dreamy, subterranean world of clinking keys, pattering drums and murmuring bass in "The Drums". Next we drift through "Desire" with its energetic tone, pumping beats and breathy vocal to "Bloom" which is another beauty with pattering breaks, quirky SFX and plenty of mystique. "Borders" is a more dancefloor-driven cut, while "Keep You Close" is all fuzzy synths, groaning bass and soulful vocal wailing and "Tigermoth (feat. Ella)" rounds the EP off.
There is a slick bounce to "Rare Groove" that perhaps only Savage Rehab could get away with. Being so unashamedly funky in a game where straight-faced hardmen poses are rife can bring its own problems, but with vibes coming in thick and fast from co-conspirator Saxxon throught this unique EP, there's no time to worry about all that; everyone is just far too busy dancing. Add the emotively dark "Step Inside", the irrepressible flair and snap of "Neck Funk" and the nasty neuro-jungle madness that is "Rise Up" and you find yourself in possession of one of this year's most impressively unique releases. Big sounds, bigger grooves.