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Simple Exploding..Human

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Unkle – ‘War Stories’

Unkle is a duo from across the pond (British, for those that don't get that reference) founded by James Lavelle. 
Lavelle also founded the Mo' Wax, a noted UK label.
The group currently consists of Lavelle (after going through a series of personnel changes) and Richard File. 

'War Stories' is the third album of Unkle. 
I' m not entirely sure what to call these fellows. 
I don't get the impression that they're DJs, but they do appear to mix music along with contributions of musical
guest stars on their albums. 

Though I believe the fellows have DJ-ed. 
The duo has a roster of quest artists on the album, including Josh Homme ('Restless'), Gavin Clark ('Keys to the Kingdom' and 'Broken'), Ian Astbury ('Burn my Shadow' and 'When Things Explode'), Duke Spirit ('Mayday'), Autolux ('Persons & Machinery'), and 3D ('Twilight'). 
They also have some original contributions that don't really feature any contributors, including 'Chemistry', 'Hold my Hand', and three others. 
Keep listening after the fourteenth track and you'll find a bonus song. 

I thought that the sound was interesting and had some good moments, but the mixing tends to have a similar sound to them (as my other reviews of these types of albums attest to). 
However, the inclusion of the guest stars tended to stand out more than the 'mixed' stuff. 
I still found it interesting and worth a listen. 

Restless feat. Josh Homme - Unkle


Jonny Cake Y'all

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That's a cool video. I hadn't seen it before.
It reminds me of Fat-Pie.


Simple Exploding..Human

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UNKLE is a very cool yet weird entity.
The 1st album had DJ Shadow and it had cameos by Richard Ashcroft, Mike D (Beastie Boys), and Thom York.

I have not heard this new album but I am sure it's like a delightful brain enema.

Thanks for the Vid! I had not seen this either.

-- Edited by DonDFA1972 at 11:38, 2008-07-14

Rawk! \m/

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All their albums are fantastic. I still need to listen to their "More Stories....End Titles for Film..." which had another song from Homme.

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