Wednesday, August 20, 2008


End Titles…Stories For Film.
Surrender All

The new Unkle is really not the new Unkle album. Confused? Don't be. This is music that they have worked on between the last release and now for film, television and video games that have not been used and instead of letting it just sit around, they decided to release it. End Titles… is nothing like what you would expect (that is, if your expecting music similar to their first two albums.) I never heard their last album "War Stories" so I can't comment on that, but this release is another cool set of musical explorations that will still manage to please long time fans. I found it to be almost a cross between Radiohead and William Orbit (if that makes any sense). Lots of lush electronics, violins, cellos, somber vocals, and guitar make for some nice medium tempo and slightly mellow tracks. There are a slew of special guests as well including Gavin Clark, Josh Homme (from Queens of the Stone Age), the Canadian indie rock band Black Mountain and many more. The orchestration between the rock stylings and the orchestral instrumentation really works. It makes the album sound very dramatic and emotional in places. Unkle are defying genre's these days as their music flows through various sonic territories while keeping some of their old sounds still in the mix.

- Craig Harvey

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