Album review: UNKLE - Where Did The Night Fall (Surrender All)

Album review: UNKLE - Where Did The Night Fall...

While it’s undeniable that James Lavelle’s post-dance project UNKLE has become coffee table music… it must be said we’re talking about one über-coffee table here. The sort of furniture that is built from human femurs and bears a pot of...

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Unkle

Unkle

While always very much the sort of chap who gives off the impression he can do anything, it’s only now on ‘Hold My Hand’ that UNKLE’s James Lavelle chooses to step up to the microphone and give us a blast of the old pipes. The aim here –...

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Unkle

Unkle

By 18, James Lavelle had started seminal whiteboy-hop label Mo Wax. By 22, he’d released DJ Shadow’s world-beating ‘Endtroducing’. No sweat. Soon, he’d recruited Shadow for his own record, and added a galaxy of big names besides: Thom...

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Unkle

Unkle

When a track starts off sounding like ‘Faith’ by George Michael, you know you aren’t in for the most exciting, life-affirming four minutes of your life. Not even the weary vocal drawl of The Cult’s Ian Astbury could save this track from...

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UNKLE  :  Never Never Land

UNKLE : Never Never Land

As disappointments go UNKLE’s debut album, 1998’s ‘Psyence Fiction’, was up there with discovering that Santa likes a bit of kiddie fiddling. Four years in the making, James Lavelle and DJ Shadow’s all-star opus was talked up and...

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Primavera Sound 2001: Barcelona Poble Espanyol

Primavera Sound 2001: Barcelona Poble Espanyol

This isn't a festival, or even a weekender. This is one lukewarm night in Barcelona for 18 DJs, 4 live sets and 5 stages - all housed in the city's vast (and monstrous) open-air homage to Iberian architecture, Poble Espanyol. Tonight's Primavera...

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Liverpool L2

Liverpool L2

The man from UNKLE flings 12 inches of vinyl into the crowd and slopes off. His parting gift is pounced on by impeccably-trainered young things, baying for more. The floor is sticky, faces are flushed, and one thing is clear. There may be two...

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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'. The blips of ex-directory numbers on digital exchanges. The flutter of pages in bulging Filofaxes. The alchemical conversion of...

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