Unlike James Lavelle’s wrong-n-rocking recent War Stories, UNKLE’s latest release
culls from and was created for things cinematic: soundtracks and commercials
for BMW ads, Spike Jonze’s skate videos and documentaries about Abel Ferrera.
That’s pretty good. War Stories sucked long thick wang and any time Lavelle does chunk-out rockishly (ala “Cut
Me Loose” and “Blade in the Back” here) you want to slap him with a fish.
That said, there’re dramatic floating musics to be found
within (“Against the Grain”) and as well as buoyant horny instrumentals (“24 Frames”). So End Titles is good; OK. And while I’m
not a man who wants his heroes to rehash their greatest moments, it’d be nice
to hear Lavelle truck backwards to find it franticly cut funk mien. If but for
Standout Tracks: “Trouble in Paradise (Variation On A Theme)”
“Against the Grain” A.D. AMOROSI