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The Cool UNKLE

Wednesday 1st May / presented by Will Backler

UNKLE are (or is?) an interesting musical manifestation, undergoing many line-up changes over the last 30 years (including a stint from DJ Shadow). In 2019, it is now the project of original member James Lavelle, a British musician, artist, label head and musical curator, and he is back with the new double album The Road Part II: Lost Highway.

Part two in a trilogy, The Road Part II sees Lavelle soundtracking a hypothetical road trip, across 2 40 minute halves that span a massive range of styles and genres, from trip-hop to modern classical, and (almost) everything in between.

RTRFM Music Director Will Backler jumped on the phone with Lavelle to discuss the new record, the importance of collaboration, and his multiple methods of translating his music to a live setting. Will started off asking about the idea behind the trilogy...

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