New Zealand junglists State Of Mind return with their third full-length, Nil By Ear. Developing themes first aired in their two previous outings, it neatly showcases their expansive, cinematic take on drum and bass. While there's a smattering of more aggressive moments see the rock-drenched "Parasomnia" and some excursions into dubstep and even hip-hop ("Return Of The Prophet"), it's their more soaring dancefloor moments that really stand out. They're at their best when combining long, sweeping builds, sinewy strings and bubbling melodies as on "Deeper Stories" and "Novocain Dub"and it's these trademarks that ensure Nil By Ear is much more than your average D&B full-length.
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