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Unkl: Stand

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Faintly embedded in a distorted, scratchy image on the cover of Stand is a line of soldiers distinguished by stiff red-brush helmet and shiny shield. Whatever larger implications the Berlin-based quartet known as UNKL intended by the title and cover of this record, the musical relevance is not exactly clear. But you still can gather some hints...

For one thing, this is not a military operation in any sense. The freedom afforded this sax/guitar/bass/drums configuration means that rarely, if ever, do these players stand in formation. Despite the marching band origins of New Orleans funk (evidenced through Sebastian ...



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