Rolling Stone August 20 1998

From Unkle Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rolling Stone
Country US
Language English

UNKLE's Psyence Fiction was featured in the Hotlist section of August 1998's issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Issue 793. Rolling Stone would also post a review of the album on their website in September 1998.[1]

Transcript

Front-loading your album with cameos from heavy friends may seem like a decadent Seventies throwback thing to do, but Unkle's new Psyence Fiction is as modern as a brown leather pimp coat. This much-anticipated debut boasts appearances by, among others, Beastie Boy Mike D, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, hip-hop original Kool G. Rap - and the heaviest friend of them all, Metallica's Jason Newsted. The stellar guest list owes everything to Unkle's parentage: The project is the brainchild of esteemed Bay Area collage professor DJ Shadow as well as James Lavelle, founder of post-fabulous U.K. dance label Mo' Wax. Psyence Fiction is no party, however. Shadow and Lavelle have created a moodist meisterwerk, coloring their aesthetically correct boho beats with dark shades of paranoid futurism and prog-rock complexity. The standout track is "Lonely Soul," a chilling nine-minute meditation on mortality from the Verve's Richard Ashcroft - "A Day in the Life" for our times.

External Links

September 1998 review by Rolling Stone (archived)

References