Always Loved A Film
Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
On their eighth studio album -- third as a duo -- the U.K. electronica lifers move further from their Krautrock-ish roots. The tracks were mostly reworked by dance notables: Trance star Paul van Dyk gives "Diamond Jigsaw" pop hooks; dubstepper Appleblim applies funky abrasions to "Hamburg Hotel." Iranian-American house guy Dubfire's two cuts run on drowsy run-on sentences; Welsh drum-and-bass producer High Contrast's pair works in gloomy female voices. "Between Stars," with Mark Knight and D. Ramirez, is a club anthem. And when Underworld close the set, on their own, it's with a sad ballad.