James Lavelle's Unkle takes another sharp turn with Never Never Land – a pretty atmospheric batch of longish, tripnotic and moody Brit electronic club soul. Much of the album has the same slow-building structure as the "Eye For An Eye" single – light strings and/
or synths, and hollow distant percussive parts gets the ball rolling, before the loose vocals carry the tune into a massive, club-pounding chorus. It's definitely not the UNKLE of Psyence Fiction, in which DJ Shadow steered the sounds all over the map. It's a very streamlined, very mood-rock learned formula this time around, and the result comes out as a really menacing mix of a langourous, Talk Talk kind of groove, a less lumbering version of later electronic Wire, and some of the darker club sounds of recent years. Guests this time out include Pulp's Jarvis Cocker
, Eno, Massive Attack's Robert del Naja and others. Tracks include "Back And Forth", "Eye For An Eye", "In A State", "I Need Something Stronger", "Panic Attack", "Invasion", "Glow", "Inside" "What Are You To Me?" and more.