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release date is the 16th - only about two weeks away.
haha this is gonna fuck up them end-of-year lists innit
Don't most end of year lists ignore EPs anyway
have included Burial eps in their end of year lists before
Pitchfork tend to be one the few sites who put EPs in
I pre-ordered it from Boomkat though so everything is OK. Hyperdub vinyls don't come with MP3 downloads do they?
*Fairly* sure Truant did as well?
I think I purchased Truant on MP3 and then later on vinyl.
Hyperdub.net is still not working. Madness that Burial's announcement caused the site to go down.
None of the singles/EPs have though I don't think. They might make an exception for Burial I dunno.
one of them was great, less smooth than normal.
But I hope they're actual fixed tracks this time. As interesting as Truant/Rough Sleeper was, it sort of felt like a bunch of sketches and ideas for songs stitched together and punted out the door to me.
I like songs. I'm old fashioned.
have said this before but I love that he keeps doing these wee 2/3 track EPs, much prefer this to a full LP then nothing for ages
1. Merry Christmas Around the Borough
2. Rudolf the Red Nosed Stolen Dog
Distant Christmas Lights
They just seem like unfinished bits and bobs he's stuck together with a bit of vinyl crackle in between.. Everything post-Street Halo EP felt to me like he's just phoning it in these days.
'Kindred' 12" might be the best thing he's done so far.
Never has a piece of music made me want to cry as much as this.
anywhere remotely near as good as 'In McDonalds', 'Endorphin' or 'Forgive'.
While i love those tracks (especially 'Forgive'), his sound palette has subtly broadened since he made them and the newer fragmented lengthy tracks are more suited to his impressionistic music.
But several million times.
Kindred ep is fucking ace.
because Burial fell off of Tim Allen's roof while he was scrumping for lead piping, and then Tim Allen walked up to the corpse and accidentally transformed into Burial when he picked up his hooky copy of Sourceforge
how mad is it that there was a Disney family Christmas film in which Father Christmas falls to his death off of Tim Allen's roof?
and accidentally transformed into Burial when he picked up his hooky hand source in the computer mouse hook
Look forward to trundling down there on my lunch break on the 16th to pick it up :D
Big big big big change from him. Breakbeats, bigger sound, sounds kinda a pretty muffled mess. Still like it, I'm waiting to see if I love it.
Will give this a listen now on YouTube.
'Hiders' hmmm. Pretty sure people would think this track was a terrible Burial rip off if it wasn't a legitimate release. 'Rival Dealer' is great, approve of the breakbeats. 'Come Down To Us' is just about the right side of saccharine. Just. Tracks 2 and 3 sound like Nike7Up.
Fairly sure I will only be listening to 'Rival Dealer' down the line though.
Further it goes, the best it gets.
Hiders sounds like it should be his Christmas single.
The last track certainly has some interesting moments in there but the sitar kinda gets in the way at points.
I'm all for Burial's experiments. I think that he is in the process of finding a new sound, it's cleaner than before but he shows he's still got it. This basically feels more like sketches and less like a suite than the last few to me.
that the sample at the end of track 3 is the transgender Wachowski brother/ sister
Loved his recent work, but can't get along with this one yet. Will give it a few more listens and see if anything changes, but nothing's grabbing me yet.
Is so damn good from the youtube. Best thing I've heard from him since Street Halo. Not that I didn't like the last few EPs, they're just not my favourites. The other two tracks I'm not sold on yet, but you know its first listen on youtube its not going to be the full experience and as Ichor said above Hiders sounds like a christmas track haha.
Still, WTF Hiders. I don't dislike it, in fact I like it, but WTF Hiders. DiS campaign for Burial's 80s Christmas song?
way back on dubstepforum and they're on here now too up thread, Hyperdub have a wicked sense of humour, so maybe they went thru with it haha.
There are a few people on the Burial reddit having a heart attack though. Basically everyone has been waiting for another Untrue, it was never going to happen. It would have been nice if we had an EP for Rival Dealers though, dammnnnnn son.
Burial fans are the worst, proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMIF93jqRN8 poor Burial, he doesn't need that shit.
I'd love another Burial album, it won't be like Untrue just like Untrue wasn't like the first, he's just moved on. He'll prob do one at some point though.
If you're looking for another Unture you shouldn't look to Burial, the nearest that anyone has got since even though it sounds nothing alike is prob Kuedo's Severant. It takes underground dance stuff and blends it thru its own vision in such a perfect way just like Untrue did with the stuff that was more prevelent at the time.
That is one of the worst things I've ever seen.
And what's up with the Andy Samberg/Michael Cera hybrid on bass?
I feel like that is all I need from him though (and the EP as well). I don't want him to push that sound.
Just for a bit.
I don't know if he'll do more like Severant though he's always kind of changed it up too. He was in Vex'd making super metalic noisy dread dubstep with Rolly Porter. Then went solo as Jamie Vex'd and made really colourful purple oozing neon wonked-out hip-hop, simular with the first few Kuedo EPs. Then the album came out and it was all high tempo trap and footwork inspired sci-fi soundtrack stuff, he'd not even hinted at that. So who knows what he'll do next.
Thinking about it there have been a few albums I'd consider as kind of Untrue-like moments for me at least. LA by Flying Lotus and maybe just maybe Cold Missions by Logos this year, its maybe to soon to tell for that last one though.
Realllyyy excited to check it out.
For me, that Akkord record is going to be stand out record. It has everything I could ever want, Autechre style percussive rhythms, minimal techno timbre, sub bass driven tracks with the metalic dub edge that Vex'd had.
I find them a bit boring, with occasional glimpses of really good stuff. It sounds like a lot of stuff they where doing solo a while back when the dub techno dubstep was getting big. They haven't changed that much and then they where just kind of filler for that sound rather than standing out. They've come along a bit since but not enough for it to grab me yet. Houndstooth in general has been like that for me though. Like Special Request has two amazing 12"s right up front, then the album and the rest has come and its not anywhere close to that quality. House Of Black Lanterns is really well made but just sounds like a Kuedo tribute album rather than something of its own. Call Super has been ace though, hopefuly he'll do an album for them next year.
My boner for minimalism though makes that kind of stuff really interesting to me. Any links for this dub techno stuff? I must have missed this era.
The rest of the label didn't do it for me...or at least what I've heard.
They've stepped out of his shadow a lot more now which is good, because no one can really do that like him. They did a bit of minimal d'n'b sort of Autonomic kind fo stuff too. I can't remember specific track names really they where called Synkro and Indigo.
I think he ultimately took 'future garage' and ran with it without sounding like Burial, which is hard to be honest.
I'll pick up some Indigo though, cheers.
'Burial’s Rival Dealer is a Christmas story about love, confusion and sexuality, and the best thing he’s made since Untrue'
Not sure about the last one being a love story but then I need to listen to it more.
Kindred was my favourite. Truant/Rough Sleeper was a step backwards for me (Didn't seem finished....)
This is just ace...
Who needs a new album when he/she keeps chucking this quality out.
Hiders sounds like Duran Duran. Those drums. Is he trolling everyone?
Really really like Hiders as well.
Not sure about Come Down to Us - that one sounds like the Xmas song to me, rather than Hiders! Ok, not enough for 13 mins though.
Overall, better than Truant/Rough Sleeper, probably as good as Kindred EP while never matching its heights (Ashtray Wasp still best Burial track IMO)
and the new EP seems to deliver.
I want however for it to settle in for a while before proclaiming that it is as good as X, Y or Z.
Not complaining thoug, this is all fucking great
Definitely worth the wait. Not sure about Hiders yet. A rare miss? But the other two tracks are serious
Evolves and improves with every new release and the superlatives ran out years ago.
That transgender sample, jesus.
Rival Dealers the immediate standout. Pretty flat out in parts, lots of special moments.
Had the biggest grin when the drums kicked in on Hiders. So good.
Not sure about the vocal sample at the end of Come Down To Us, feel it takes away from the track or something, seems an odd way to end the track.
Love that he changes things up enough each time to keep things interesting. He will probably never top Kindred EP for me, but i'm so glad he keeps trying to change his sound and isn't trying to make Untrue 2.0
Interesting responses in this thread though, surely I'm not the only one hankering after Untrue 2.0?
Can't get away with the second two tracks at all.
But ultimately Untrue 2.0 would be boring. He did well to keep evolving his sound. I think that if he keeps taking it the way Rival Dealer is going I'll be happy.
The crackle at the end of Rough Sleeper was sampled from The Dark Knight Rises, as JGL enters the Batcave. These are the wubs we deserve, but not the ones we need right now.
the only problem I saw the first time round was the drums; second listen, and they are warming to me a bit
Happy either way, but for the first time since Untrue, I'm really curious what he'd do with a long play - it always felt it would just be a stylistically broader take on Untrue to me before. IMO he needed to start breaking the confines of what Burial was, and if he wants to experiment, part of that is making sure people don't take him all too seriously. For me, the music he put out never stopped being great, but now it's exciting again too.
sounds like he's ripped the audio from an absolutely fucked vhs of Games Master - probably one where two spotty, be-curtained 14 year olds were attempting to kick seven bells out of each other on the original Mortal Kombat while Paddy Moore was backstage trying to perfect his Krang impersonation.
My first thought was "this sounds like the soundtrack to Streets of Rage"
I don't think he needs to release albums at the moment. These EP's contain long tracks where each song is a series of movements.
never been a huge fan really but listened to this EP after i heard it was queer and it's really good. so i revisited Untrue + put the EPs on for the first time and it's all great. nice one.
Hiders is the best.
“I put my heart into the new EP, I hope someone likes it. I wanted the tunes to be anti-bullying tunes that could maybe help someone to believe in themselves, to not be afraid, and to not give up, and to know that someone out there cares and is looking out for them.”
but kind of feel it's a bit of a shame he felt the need to explain/justify his work rather than letting it speak for itself.
I really like this. liked him loads already, but him saying this means a lot to me and makes me feel even closer to his music.
listened properly (i.e. not on a low quality version of the Youtube videos on my crap phone) on the walk home tonight, with the moon and stars out. haven't felt such feelings for music in years. took me back to parts of my life I haven't thought about in years.
Burial doesn't release bad records but until now I'd stopped getting excited about what he will do next.
In hindsight the pop elements here were hinted at on Truant/Rough Sleeper. The most radical element here to me is the drums right out in front on the title track.
I wish the 'Aha' section of Hiders was longer.
Absolutely love Rival Dealers, one of the strongest things he's done imo.
Hiders is good, I thought the 80's gated drums were a bit out of place at first, but I've grown to like them more with each listen. It's good to see him try something different I suppose!
No too sure about Come Down To Us, there some really good sections throughout, but I feel it kind of drags on longer then it needs to.
All in all, another great record. Can't wait to hear what he tries next!
If he wasn't so concerned with making all of his music sound like its being played on a terrible cassette player. I'm guessing thats part of his whole aesthetic, but it seems weird and pointless to me.
but it's supposed to sound like pirate radio or vinyl or stuff heard from a place removed from source, innit. I think you're thinking about early James Ferraro, pal.
and replace it with a plump Christmas goose!
Burial is here to make us believe in ourselves this Christmas.
(jingle all the way-ay, jingle all the way-ay, jingle all the way-ay)
but i really like come down to us particularly the last couple mins, its lovely
Rival Dealers is obviously quite strong, Hiders is goofy and poppy but in such an enjoyable way. Come Down To Us has its moments of greatness, I'm kind of over that sitar sample, feel he maybe overused it.
I might still like Kindred more (my favorite 30 minutes of 2012) but this is still some of the best 28 minutes of 2013 for me.
moody counterpoint to the doleful pretty parts.
best sitar-ing since George.
my favorite Beatles tune is Within You Without You. And I dig it here, I just think less is more on this track. I wanted maybe 20% less of that sample. Maybe it's just because I put the EP on repeat for a little too long that now the sitar has become a little much.
"I put my heart into the new EP, I hope someone likes it. I wanted the tunes to be anti-bullying tunes that could maybe help someone to believe in themselves, to not be afraid, and to not give up, and to know that someone out there cares and is looking out for them. So it's like an angel's spell to protect them against the unkind people, the dark times, and the self-doubts."
A text to Mary Ann Hobbs.
Burial - AHA SITTING AT THE FRONT WHAT A DORK
''I put my heart into the new EP, I hope someone likes it. But not Jared Conkin. When we were at the Elliott School, he always used to sit right at the front of the class and I'd be all like chucking my protractor at him; me and Hot Chip and the xx just like going all 'CONKIN YA WALLY' in the playground and knocking his packet of Hula Hoops out his hands. It was well good. This is very much a bullying record; designed to let Jared Conkin know that he definitely still a proper dweebus"
1. Shut Up, Conkin
2. AHA SITTING AT THE FRONT WHAT A DORK
Burial - A Court Ordered Apology to Jared Corkin
"I was legally obligated to put my heart into the new EP. I hope Jared Corkin's lawyers like it. I apologise wholeheartedly for using Autotuned vocal samples to insult Jared Corkin and to imply outright that Jared Corkin was directly involved in several as-yet-unsolved murders. This is very much a court ordered apology record; designed as a frankly ludicrous means of me being sentenced for defaming the good name of Jared Corkin."
1. I'm Sorry Jared Corkin
2. I Understand Fully That You Have Alibis, Jared Corkin
Burial - *Conkin
"I put a spelling correction into the new EP. I hope someone looks back at the old EP and puts Conkin where I had foolishly put Corkin. This is very much a spelling correction record; and third in a series of joke posts that would've outstayed their welcome even had they not existed in the first place. Good God what am I doing"
1. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
2. In Chicken Cottage
but it's revealed itself to be genius again.
be a Burial release this christmas
I thought there was gonna be Burial EP this year for a second. Hope dashed on the rocks. Pretty sure there isn't gonna be one this year, I think Hyperdub said so.
*is wearing his Burial t-shirt today*
Hyperdub @Hyperdub · 28m 28 minutes ago
No burial ep this year. We've released loads of music, enjoy that and have a good winter break.
If they were going to drop a Burial LP on Christmas day.
Get excited, people.
I think it is more likely they drop one in the new year. I'm not getting my hopes up.