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As you know I am no dubstep expert but I am continuing to try and learn more about the genre. Alot of critics put up Burial's self entitled first album which was a collection of home recorded tunes (check out "Pirates" on that record). Burial is the handle of an anonymous dubstep musician from London. In a article in the Guardian Burial claims that "only five people know I make tunes." After the success of his debut however this is becoming more and more difficult.

His latest is Untrue and its much more than just a dubstep record. He does a masterful job of incorporating dubstep with elements of UK garage (or electronic dance music) and a bunch of soul. Burial certainly sticks close to his dubstep roots with dark moods, sparse rhythms, and emphasis on bass but its his ability to blend in much more subtle sounds that makes this a unique record. Like Skream's "Midnight Request Line" before it, Burial does a wonderful job of adding a twist to the typical dubstep sound.

Check out a track off the record. "Ghost hardware" is probably my favorite song after the first couple spins but this one is great too.

Mp3: Burial - "Archangel"

Pick up Untrue here OR read more about Burial by somebody that actually knows how to write here (interview here as well).

Essential dubstep reading:
Blackdown Dubstep Blog by Martin Clark

3 interested person(s)

Tim said... @ 11/17/2007 08:37:00 PM

such good records, just picked up both the other day.

Andrew said... @ 11/22/2007 05:09:00 AM

Hey there,

I really enjoyed these Burial tracks and your commentary. I featured Burial as 'Most Hyped Artist of the Week' on my podcast and included some quotes from your blog. Hope you don't mind!

Have a listen and let me know what you think at:




David said... @ 11/22/2007 04:11:00 PM

http://davwuh.tumblr.com - check it, my critters

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