There are very few drum and bass albums that can stand up to a regular play through every track. There are no fillers in this extraordinary tour de force from Hospital Records' latest signing. The opening strains of Escape bring to mind a warped Radiohead cover before launching in to Darrison's euphoric vocal. Out and out crowd pleasing must go to Jenna G's summer- splashed vocals on Moving With You. Elsewhere, Bev Lee Harling offers a delicate lead on the reflective Let's Leave Tomorrow, which should be the soundtrack to everyone's Sunday morning.
But it is in the production Netsky scores so highly. The variety of programming, moods and textures allows a lot of depth to a genre that can occasionally concentrate on the beats and ignore the rich possibilities of the accompaniment.
Stand out instrumentals must go to Pirate Bay and the Bond-Theme-That-Never-Was, The Magic Russian Bottle. Netsky is a very exciting, young producer who has the potential to cross over to the mainstream. Check out his remix of Underworld's drum and bass debut, Scribble - sublime.
A real pleasure to listen to.