Making Psyence Fiction

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Making Psyence Fiction is a book released in March 2020 which details the creation of UNKLE's Psyence Fiction album. The book was written by James Gaunt and contains interviews with UNKLE contributors Mario C and Rich File. The book was made available as a free download as well as for sale via Amazon in March 2020, and later as a Kindle eBook in July 2020.

Making Psyence Fiction
Making Psyence Fiction Cover.jpg
Making Psyence Fiction
AuthorJames Gaunt
Cover artistJames Gaunt
PublisherFoxteeth Press
Publication date

The printed edition (ISBN 978-1702889346) is 320 while the PDF is 202 pages due to the PDF being formatted as an A4 size document, and the printed edition being slightly smaller.


  • Introduction
  • James Lavelle
  • Bluebird And Honest Jon’s
  • Talkin’ Loud
  • Mo’ Wax
  • Major Force
  • DJ Shadow
  • Trip Hop
  • The Time Has Come
  • Mo’ Wax Expanded
  • Endtroducing.....
  • Belmondo In La
  • Endtroducing.....complete
  • Lonely Souls
  • Ape Sounds
  • Recording Psyence Fiction
  • Track By Track - Psyence Fiction
  • Finalising Psyence
  • Release
  • Touring With The NME / Be There
  • Downfall Of Mo’ Wax / Never Never Land
  • Where Are They Now
  • Select UNKLE Discography
  • References
  • Appendix: Timeline 1973-2003
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments

Free Version

When the book was released in March 2020 it was initially made available as a PDF which could be downloaded for free, as well as a print-on-demand book from Amazon. The free PDF download was removed temporarily in August 2020 and isntead was made available as a Kindle download via the Amazon store. In November 2020 the book was again made available as a PDF download.

Updated Version

Following the books publication some formatting and spelling errors were noticed. These were fixed in December 2021 and the current edition on Amazon is this.

Alongside any errors, the author began to compile new information that could be included in an updated edition (see the Talk tab of this page), with the hope of revisiting the subject once UNKLE release their Directors Cut of Psyence Fiction.

More by the author

While Making Psyence Fiction is James Gaunt's first published book of non-fiction, he also contributes articles to Medium including several relating to Mo' Wax:

External Links

James Gaunt's website

PDF of Making Psyence Fiction (2MB size)

Making Psyence Fiction on Amazon

Making Psyence Fiction on Book Depository (Free International Shipping)

PDF download on National Library of Australia website

Book Record on Bookogs