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Burial - Untrue

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Of all the artists past and present who claim to let their music do their talking for them, Burial is one of the elite band of whom this
truly is the case. In fact, so reluctant is he to engage with the cult-of-personality hoopla that surrounds almost every modern producer
and musician of merit, that he remains a genuine recluse; he has never appeared live, only one obliquely-angled publicity photgraph
is known to exist, and the number of interviews he has given can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Yet despite this, his music
speaks loud and wide, and the world has been listening ever since his South London Boroughs, EP debut on Hyperdub in March
2005. His eponymous album, which began life as a low-key release in May 2006, is now widely regarded as the benchmark release of
the ever-widening dubstep genre, picking up unanimous critical acclaim along the way, and ending the year heavily featured in many
best of, polls. Now Burial returns with Untrue,, a new record of weird soul music, which lovingly processes spectral female voices into
vaporised R&B and smudged 2step garage. Vocal lines are blurred, smeared, pitched up pitched down and pitch bent until their
content is cast adrift from their original context and they whisper their saccharin sweet nothings into the void. The album continues
with the debut,s crackle-drenched yearning and bustling syncopations, haunted by the ghosts of rave, but also reveals some new
Burial treats with a more glowing, upbeat energy. Kicking off with the skittering 2step syncopations and vocal science of Archangel,,
Near Dark, and Ghost Hardware,, before long it descends into a space of radiant divas and ambience. Where Burial, first was humid,
suffocating and unrelentingly sad, Untrue, is less sunless. Many of the tracks are so sweet, they become toxic, underscored by the
almost geological rumbles of growling basslines. Unlike the overpoweringly melancholic prevailing mood of before, Burial,s sound is
now better defined as a downcast euphoria typified by the epic, muted optimism of the album,s last track Raver,. Forget central
heating the radioactivity of this album is all that you,ll need to keep you warm this winter. Untrue, is available as full 13 track digipack
CD, including recent underground hit Ghost Hardware,, and 9 track DJ friendly double vinyl set, from which some of the beatless

Release Info

  • Catalog:
  • HDBLP 002
  • Label:
  • Hyperdub
  • Format:
  • 2x12"
  • Title:
  • Untrue
  • Artist:
  • Burial
  • Style:
  • Dubstep
  • Country:
  • United Kingdom
  • Released:
  • 2007 week 45
  • Order:
  • End of Life


pos artists title
A1 Burial Raver
A2 Burial Etched Headplate
B1 Burial Homeless
B2 Burial Shell Of Light
C1 Burial Archangel
C2 Burial Near Dark
D1 Burial Untrue
D2 Burial UK
D3 Burial Endorphin
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