I think the big difference between Aphex and Burial is that Aphex is a lot less closely engaged with the genres he borrows from - basically he picks a trope here and a structure there to use, but is very much using them to create something that stands independently of the genres. Burial's stuff is built on a much more subtle and complicated relation with UKG etc, he kind of hovers between being an example of garage, being about garage, and using garage elements as a way of doing something different.someone mentioned Aphex before and he's someone that makes tracks based on ideas, whereas burial only really seems to have 1 idea (that he does very well)
Talking about "one idea", I dunno, I mean he's writing tunes not philosophy books.
i was just saying that chucking crackle onto everything and doing the same vaguely disembodied voices on most tracks seems like a very-quickly-wearing shortcut to creating a certain atmosphere, rather than doing the hard work of actually creating that atmosphere in a less hackneyed/more inventive way. He's using it as a crutch.
That's true though I think that it isn't in the sense of being just one idea but rather an idea that transcends itself or something. The best producers can sound wildly different whilst still retaining some sense of singularity of purpose, or unity of functional parameters or something like that. As in, they create the links inherent in the disparities in their own sound as they change it and move it in different directions.Best producers are the ones with one idea.
I dunno if I believe that but I'm putting it out there.
Probably not true but loads of the best ones you can tell its them within a second.