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

Polished, precise and really rather pleasant

While it’s undeniable that James Lavelle’s post-dance project [a]UNKLE[/a] 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 espresso so strong it can make you see into the future. Now fully divorced from their trip hop roots
and pushing forward the neo-motorik noir of b]‘War Stories’, their grooves are machine-tooled, onyx-black and sublime. This is a fine record and you can add an extra point to the score if your stereo cost over a grand.

John Doran

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