2020 Jan 01     
2 Bit Thugs

Label boss Murat Vural delivers his third long player, and it's a treat for all you sofa surfers out thereā€¦

What we have here is the third studio producer from San Diego native Murat Vural, AKA Processing Vessel, coming once more on Sound Vessel Records, the label he's been running since 2013.

In the course of a career that now dates back over a decade, Vural has explored various deep, tech and progressive territories (which is another way of saying, of course, that he's got a true househead's appreciation of the genre's less obvious and immediate side) and much the same can be said of the label, so it's no surprise that Spacefaring is an involving and evolving listen that works best served whole – instant dancefloor adrenaline may be in short supply but there's no doubting the quality of the production, and it'll sound every bit as good on the sofa/in the headphones as its more uptempo moments do on a big club system.

We start off with the dreamy prog-breaks of I'm Automatic, before shifting into ultra-deep house mode with Spacefaring itself and Transit Of Venus. The shuffling west coast vibes of Murder In The Multiverse then provide the album's most overtly "dancefloor" moment, before Deep In The Basement and Her Loveliness take us into that nebulous zone where deep and progressive house blur into one, before another fine late-night drifter, Schizophonic, paves the way for 'deep tech meets ambient' closer Rise Of Vega.

TL;DR? Then let's try "late night deep house music at its best"! Go seek.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 1 January


Review Score: 8




Tags: Mural Vural, Processing Vessel, Sound Vessel Records, deep house, progressive house, downtempo, deep tech, chill-out