UNKLE - Psyence Fiction

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Album Review

Release date: 19 May 2003

UNKLE - Psyence Fiction

UNKLE : Psyence Fiction

Listen: This is what the Music business sounds like. The chatter of managers and A&Rs and precious, elusive 'talent'...

LISTEN: THIS IS WHAT THE MUSIC business sounds like. The chatter of managers and A&Rs and precious, elusive 'talent'. The blips of ex-directory numbers on digital exchanges. The flutter of pages in bulging Filofaxes. The alchemical conversion of hot air into heartfelt resonance. The satisfying accumulation of deal upon deal upon deal that culminates - a few months, a billion...

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UNKLE - Psyence Fiction: Wikipedia Album Entry

Psyence Fiction is the debut album by the group Unkle, released in 1998 for Mo'Wax.

"Unreal" is an instrumental version of the song "Be There" (featuring Ian Brown), which was released a year later as a single. On some early presses of the album, instrumental versions of "Guns Blazing" and "The Knock" were added as tracks 13 & 14. On some re-releases of this album, "Be There" was added as track 13. Some versions (mainly the Japanese release, but also the US promotional copy) contain the hidden track "Intro (optional)" as "track zero", which is actually the pre-gap (index 0) of track 1. This can be accessed by "rewinding" the first track on some CD players.

"Lonely Soul" was featured in an Assassin's Creed trailer for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. It was also featured on the soundtrack to the film The Beach. Psyence Fiction debuted at #15 in Australia. Made #1 on KTUH's charts on the week of October 12, 1998.

Here is a list of Samples for this album:

* "Intro (Optional)"
o Quannum MCs - "Blue Flames"
o Massive Attack - "Teardrop"
o Air - "All I Need"
o Invisibl Skratch Piklz - "Invisibl Skratch Piklz vs. Da Klamz Uv Deth"
o Timbaland and Magoo - "Clock Strikes (Remix)"
o The Chemical Brothers - "Elektrobank"
o Jurassic 5 - "Jayou"
o The Verve - "History"
o Radiohead - "Just"
o Cornelius - "Mic Check"
o Oasis - "Wonderwall"
o Portishead - "Numb"
o Peshay - "The Nocturnal (Back on the Firm)"
o DJ Krush - "Kemuri"
o Björk - "Human Behaviour"
o Innerzone Orchestra - "Bug In The Bassbin"
o Nirvana - "Come as You Are"
o 808 State - "Pacific State"
o Orbital - "Chime"
o Young Disciples - "Apparently Nothin"
o Gang Starr - "Just to Get a Rep"
o Ice Cube - "Get Off My Dick And Tell Yo Bitch To Come Here (Remix)"
o House of Pain - "Jump Around"
o Massive Attack - "Unfinished Sympathy"
o Soul II Soul - "Keep on Moving"
o Main Source - "Looking at the Front Door"
o De La Soul - "The Magic Number"
o The Stone Roses - "I Wanna Be Adored"
o Ultramagnetic MCs - "Give the Drummer Some"
o M|A|R|R|S - "Pump Up The Volume"
o Public Enemy - "Public Enemy No. 1"
o Depeche Mode - "Stripped"
o Major Force West - "Kiss FM Radio Promo"
o Beastie Boys - "The New Style"
o Metallica - "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
o Eric B & Rakim - "Eric B Is President"
o Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "The Last Voice"
o UTFO - "Roxanne Roxanne"
o Art of Noise - "Beat Box"
o Run-DMC - "30 Days"
o New Order - "Blue Monday"
o Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - "Planet Rock"
o Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team - "Hobo Scratch"
o Rammelzee and K-Rob - "Beat Bop"
o Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - "The Message"
o Kraftwerk - "It's More Fun to Compute"
o Zapp & Roger - "More Bounce to the Ounce"
o Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - "Superrappin"
o John Oswald - "Brown"
o Sound taken directly from the opening scene of Contact
o Juice - "Catch a Groove"
o Herbie Hancock - "Chameleon"
o James Brown - "The Payback"
o Sun Ra - "Space Is the Place"
o Terry Callier - "Dancing Girl"
o Silver Apples - "Lovefingers"
o Incredible Bongo Band - "Apache"
o The Doors - "The End"
o The Meters- "Cissy Strut"
o The Beatles - "Tomorrow Never Knows"
o David Axelrod - "Holy Thursday"
o Velvet Underground - "Venus In Furs"
o Jimi Hendrix - "Happy Birthday"
o Nina Simone - "Feeling Good"

* "Guns Blazing (Drums of Death Part 1)"
o Alan Hawkshaw - "Countdown"
o The trailer for the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (vocal sample: "Somewhere in space, this may all be happening right now")
o Tullio De Piscopo - "Medium Rock"
o Frank Zappa - "Apostrophe"
o Sound effects from the video game Galaxians

* "Unkle (Main Title Theme)"
o Joy Unlimited - "Contacts"
o Promo for the TV series The Twilight Zone (vocal sample: "It is the middle ground between light and shadow")
o The trailer for the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (vocal sample: "An adventure unlike anything on your planet")
o The film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (vocal sample: "There were too many of us...")
o The film Blade Runner (vocal sample: "Fiery the angels fell.. burning with the fires of Orc")
o LL Cool J - "Jingling Baby (Remixed and Still Jingling)"
o Fab Five Freddy featuring Beeside - "Change the Beat"
o Eric B. & Rakim - "Microphone Fiend"
o The Luv Bandits - "Mizzer-Bahd"

* "Bloodstain"
o Head West - "Attention"
o BeBe K'Roche - "Alone"
o The Grodeck Whipperjenny - "Evidence for the Existence of the Unconscious"
o The Star Wars Holiday Special (vocal sample: "You are alone")

* "Unreal"
o The Star Wars Holiday Special (vocal sample: "Maybe I can help you")
o The Other Brothers - "No Class"
o The Jules Blattner Group - "Birth"
o The final episode of the TV series Twin Peaks
o Leroy Vinnegar – "Reservation"
o The Eclectic Mouse - "Pre-Dawn Retrospective Chant"

* "Lonely Soul"
o Play School - "Fred's New Band"
o "Do Lung Bridge" from the soundtrack to the film Apocalypse Now

* "Getting Ahead in the Lucrative Field of Artist Management"
o A commercial the 1976 game Ball Buster

* "Nursery Rhyme/Breather"
o L.A. Dream Team - "Calling on the Dream Team"

* "Celestial Annihilation"
o Wil Malone - "Concerto for Strings and Beats"
o Newcleus - "Let's Jam"
o Baron Davis and the Fresh Krew - "Now Dance"
o Grace Jones - "Operattack"
o The film The Rock (vocal sample: "Fire")

* "The Knock (Drums of Death Part 2)"
o Nirvana - "Modus Operandi (Method of Work)"
o Frank Zappa - "Apostrophe"
o Roy Wood - "Get on Down Home"
o Manfred Mann - "Snakeskin Garter"
o Troy the Wonder Boy and Electric One Thousand featuring Boo-Boo B - "Boo-Boo's Break"
o Billy Squier - "The Big Beat"
o The TV series Graffiti Rock (vocal sample: "Whew, that was hot, now dig this")

* "Rabbit in Your Headlights"
o Supersister - "Pudding en Gisteren - Music for Ballet"
o Talk Talk - "New Grass"
o Osanna - "Variazone III"
o David Axelrod - "Holy Thursday"
o The film Jacob's Ladder (vocal sample: "If you're frightened of dying...")
o A humming noise from the film Contact

* "Outro (Mandatory)"
o Alan Hawkshaw – "Countdown"
o Whitley Strieber, the host of the weekend edition of Art Bell's "Coast to Coast" nightly radio talk show. (vocal sample: "I feel that this has given me...")


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