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Album: Where Did The Night Fall (2010)
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  • This is a track from Where Did The Night Fall, the fifth studio album from British electronic music act Unkle. The song features vocal and musical contributions from Texas psychedelic rockers the Black Angels. Unkle's James Lavelle told Spin magazine that a combined session on the visuals for their 2007 album War Stories was the genesis of their collaboration. "It really came about when we were working on album artwork with an artist called Raf who kept playing their records that day, and they really got inside my head," Lavelle said. "After that, I could not stop playing them and so me and Pablo [Clements, Lavelle's UNKLE partner] thought it would be great to try and work with them."
    Black Angels multi-instrumentalist Kyle Hunt added: "We were told that James was a big fan of our band, and I remember showing my wife Unkle's MySpace page and telling her how rad it would be to collaborate with them for a song. A few days later I woke up to an e-mail titled 'UNKLE' and nearly s--t myself."
    The two bands sent mixes back and forth via the internet for a week until they nailed a final cut. "It was really refreshing because we all just hung out and came up with parts and layered sounds over the tracks they sent us," Hunt said. "There was no pressure because we didn't go into a proper studio with the clock ticking and the dollars adding up."

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