Jordan Pedersen realizes it’s technically spring, but hey, sometimes it snows in April. I gotta keep it 100: I wrote a pathetic, self pitying pile of crap for my first pass at this. “Wah wah it’s cold in Chicago wah wah winter is an insoluble injustice wah wah why won’t Kate Upton RT me.” I […]
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Adam Wray skipped work to write this. Listen to any two consecutive Burial releases and you’ll hear similar sounds and structures. Spin his 2007 debut after “Truant/Rough Sleeper“and the changes in his sound become more apparent. His latest 12″ marks an exciting new stage in his perpetual bloom. It’s his most unpredictable work to date, […]
Still trying to decipher whether this is a tribute to the nuclear explosion of a star, the fabled PBS program, the Chevy ride, or a paean to Steve Novak. Fun fact: Burial is a huge Knicks fan. What’s so striking about Four Tet and Burial’s collaborations is that you can almost dissect who did what: […]
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Son Raw’s going, going, back, back to Cali, Cali. Burial is an anomaly. You get the impression that the Mercury Prize for Untrue and the adoration from the Aphex Twin crowd were more bother than reward for a shadowy producer who grew up on Jungle and Garage on UK pirate radio and just wanted to […]
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I don’t see the point of writing about this song in the daytime. I don’t see the point of listening to either of these artists before 10 p.m. Massive Attack and Burial prey upon weakness. They exploit our inherent inclination to grow mournful in the witching hours. Threnodies ideally consumed while solitary, solemn, and with […]
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Sach O DJs at the Shlow End Theory. I’m not too familiar with Shlohmo as the stoned, downtempo division of Bass music is Jeff’s chamber and he does his job well. I constantly find myself wanting to explore The Low End Theory scene beyond the obvious names but there’s only so many hours in the […]
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If Kode 9 was Don King, Burial would be nicknamed the messiah of monochrome. Thankfully, Steve Goodman’s hair isn’t that irate and William Bevan gets to preserve his semi-anonymous existence. But new Burial is cause for ceremony. I remember hearing neither of these last year, but I remember very little from last year or last […]
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Sach O: Burial – Ego March 15, 2011
Because Burial is quickly turning into the rap Jeff Mangum, any sign of new material has become a cause for celebration but Ego puts to rest any notion of the mysterious producer being overhyped. His music quite simply sounds like nothing else out there, its dusty, dubby, nostalgic take on UK Garage remaining inimitable even […]
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The choice of Claro Intelecto’s “Beautiful Death” as the penultimate song on the last Mary Anne Hobbs show was intended to send a message that needn’t be explicitly articulated. The doyenne of dubstep is far too bright and self-aware to crow about how important she’s been to its ascent. Besides, she has plenty of others […]
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The disconnect between the real world and the Internet music bubble is always striking. When I told friends that I was covering Jay-Z’s Friday night Staples Center performance, response came in two forms: “please take me,” or “I work in an office, fuck you.” Meanwhile, half the people whom I dragged to the Brainfeeder Sessions […]
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