Produced by Chris Goss (tracks: 1-1, 1-8, 1-12, 1-13), UNKLE, Aidan Lavelle (tracks: 1-2, 1-8), James Griffith
Written by James Griffith, James Lavelle, Joel Cadbury (tracks: 1-6 to 1-9, 1-12), Pablo Clements
Engineered by Aidan Lavelle, Pablo Clements, James Griffith and Sebastian Lewsley (on most tracks)
Engineer (Drums) – Mike Pelanconi
Mixed and tweaked by Steve Dub at Musikbox
Mastered by Mike Marsh at The Exchange
Art Direction: James Lavelle, Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
Design and Lettering by Ben Drury
Photography by Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
Almost immediately "Follow Me Down" (featuring Sleepy Sun) gets things rolling with drummers Graham Fox and Brian Tice, introducing the first rhythmic beat of the album. Singer Rachel Williams Fannan lends her powerful voice while James Griffith assumes bass and guitar duties on this slightly Indo influence alternative piece, until the brass section of The Heritage Orchestra bring things to a close with almost James Bond Fanfare.
|The Black Angels|
|Autolux featuring Carla Azar on drums and vocals|
"The Answer" (featuring Big in Japan) has a kind of Beach Boys acapella intro. The beat startles with lots of weight in the sub low region, the song structure resembling more Arcade Fire but with tons of heavy lows and distortion. Exaggerated compression making it way too loud; there is no dynamic range whatsoever.
|Celebration's Katrina Ford|
"The Healing" (featuring Gavin Clark) is punished by exaggerated compression. Lots of treble detail on tambourine. Strings, violins, would blend well in a James Bond/John Barry soundtrack. Ascending high frequencies permeate the coda. Musically the only track a bit less worthy and sonically, the second worse of the album.
Be it Where Did the Night Fall or Where Did the Night Fall - Another Night Out, Unkle have produced a musically superb alternative album that no doubt will stand the test of time.
Combining elements of electro-pop, indie rock, neo-psychedelic, eurodisco 'flirtings' and even classical chamber music; plus mixing such diverse instruments as drums, percussion, bass, guitar, organ, keyboards, synths, Moog, Fender Rhodes, brass and strings ensembles as well as a myriad of male and female guest singers and still making it stick together is a triumph in itself. With that in mind, one could make the case that Arcade Fire have been following such a recipe since their first album came out in 2004. To a certain degree, yes but make no mistake, Unkle is no Arcade Fire rip-off; in fact they have been at it — in different incarnations — since 1998, with the caveat that electronics played a bigger part on their earlier albums.