SpectraSoul really aren't messing around with Ish Chat. Now hitting their third release, they've put out an album-sized trove of floor fire over the last year. No compromises, each cut has been exceptional and ticked a completely different box, this is the sound of two men on their absolute A-game... "Second Chance" is a persistent roller with pristine drums, an evocative faraway vocal refrain and lush grainy textures, "Fade Away" is just absolute darkness with a gruff, ruff BC-style grit to the bassline, "On & On" is a dreamboat roller with so much emotion you'll melt any crowd you play this to. Finally "Beat Keeps" taps into a halftime mentality with a whole gamut of gully twists along the way. Powerful stuff.
The second release on SpectraSoul's own Ish Chat imprint; it's clear the duo are in their element with six examples of precision drum & bass construction. "Stock Sound" is savage both in its presentation, its message and its potty-mouthed bass textures, "Waiting For" is a deliciously smoky soul session, "AKA Yoob" is all sprightly, bouncy and highly reminiscent of Bingo's influence 10 years ago, "Tough Linen" is gully incarnate with a gritty sandpaper bass riff and a catchy MC vocal sample (that isn't credited but sounds remarkably close to Jakes) on mic duties. Halftime heads should jump on the garage-flecked "Frogspawn" or the toxic rumbles of "Gold Standard". Enough chat now, it's time for some action!