Happiness is something you either have or don't at any point in time. Looking at the grim line-up of the Finnish old-school graveyard creeping funksters, The Soul Investigators, one would assume these times might be at short supply. That or the album title of the latest Nicole Willis LP would be at least a tad ironic.
When the needle drops on the instrumental version of the Happiness In Every Style album, these preconceptions melt right away. The opening guitar riff of One In a Million sinks the listener straight to the fuzzy warmths of joyful instrumentals not far from the best offerings of The TSU Toronadoes. Darker shades of soul are naturally explored as well in tunes such as Bad Viberations and Vulture's Prayer, where Jimi Tenor takes to his axe of choice, the flute. Things are finished with the hypnotic balearic disco of Hot Sauce, now also available on Timmion's first 12 single.
Letting these compositions breathe without vocals is a luxury, which can be afforded by anyone with a lust for vinyl and a few coins to spend. As usual, the package comes in a thick deluxe tip-on sleeve. The small vinyl only pressing runs out quickly so we encourage jumping on it with haste.