Release Date: Oct 26, 2004
Record label: Mo Wax
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
For 10 minutes in 1999, UNKLE's first album, Psyence Fiction, bleated out of every trendy shop, this James Lavelle/ DJ Shadow project having been deemed a fusion landmark. Before long, though, people were forced to admit that the UNKLE premise - the mating of doped-up drum'n'bass with rockster moaning by Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft et al - essentially sounded like seventh-generation remixes with famous people mumbling for free beer. Undaunted, Lavelle and new production buddy Richard File are giving UNKLE another whirl - same blueprint, new guests.