Review: Quantum Soul, aka producer Guy Chambers, describes his productions as "mystical soundscapes". There's certainly something a bit mystical about "Strong Root", which features the distinctive vocals of veteran trip-hop chanteuse Louise Rhodes of Lamb fame. Her breathy vocals fit perfectly over Chambers' snappy dubstep beats, deep atmopsherics and intricate musical flourishes. Flipside "Rolling Thunder" takes a different tack, going all dubwise and steppy - all delay-laden organ stabs, low-end wobble and titanium-clad beats, still managing to sound deep depite its undeniable ferocity.
Review: Denmark's Ruben Dag Nielson pays homage to his sub-zero hinterland with this hefty five-track EP and covers every corner of the 140 bass dance in the process. "HMT" is a tightly woven roller, injected with techno-like tenacity while "A Safer Place" gives a cheeky nod to the ravers with subtle amens adding a dynamic edge to the well-textured groove. Elsewhere we get all meditative and deep with the pensive pulsating "Mountain Walk", we go back to 1992 with the stunning rushes of the breakbeat heavy "Jungle Terror" and we get tribal with the minimal tropical riddim and gritty bass of "Valley". Outstanding.