Saturday, October 24, 2009

Burial - Untrue

“Raver” most fully answers the question of what in Burial’s music draws listeners towards it: it is empty, but not in a vacuous way. Its emptiness is inviting, that of the outsider in the club, or on the bus, hovering just in the shadows and taking in the room, the landscape. That emptiness tempts a listener in, and puts you in its place – you, in a sense, step into the record’s point of view. This invitation to intimacy is a powerful move that most club music is simply incapable of. Ironically, dubstep’s most well-known producer is also its most secretive, and his enforced privacy is another element that speaks to many. The narrator on “Archangel” wonders, ”If I trust you…” and then trails off. It’s a testing of the waters, a reaching out: Burial, the ever-present observer, has something to tell us. Untrue is his secret, whispered in public.

Read the full review here...

1. Untitled
2. Archangel
3. Near Dark
4. Ghost Hardware
5. Endorphin
6. Etched Headplate
7. In McDonalds
8. Untrue
9. Shell of Light
10. Dog Shelter
11. Homeless
12. UK
13. Raver

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