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Dubstep moves on.For all Burialís status as the leader of the dubstep pack, thereís something curiously old-fashioned about the follow-up to last yearís self-titled debut. With the introduction of vocal snippets, itís reminiscent of Massive Attack at their most emaciated, an angst-ridden urban aura that piles up concrete beats and hoses them down with washes of synths. Mysterious and unsettling, yet also soothingly narcotic, Burial has concocted a noir-ish sound thatís as powerful as it is atmospheric.
Burial - Untrue, out now on Hyperdub.
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comment by sunsetbeach Nov 24, 2007The hog has a point; I listened to this album a lot, and I'm listening to it now, before I heard the first album. And I do love it.
It is beautiful. Haunting. Wonderful.
It's the only thing I've come across since I moved that has made me miss London. It is very London. It has that feel, that thing that no other city or town I've lived in can produce.
A soundtrack to a city, doubly so as I lived in south London where Mr Burial surfaces from. Walking down the mostly empty street very early in the morning to meet Ghani who was done in after a hard night's karaoke in the city, it sounded exactly like this.
Burial hits the spot. Best album I've heard this year, easy.
comment by highonthehog Nov 21, 2007Good album for sure - but very similar to his first album - If you buy this without listening the first one then you will love it - but if you have listened the first one alot then i think this deosn't have the legs you'd hoped for.
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