Burial "Untrue"

Grievous Angel

Beast of Burden
I think narcossist can be similar to burial.

What's odd is that there seems to be almost noone who is trying to copy him. It's like his style is regarded as untouchable.
 

noel emits

a wonderful wooden reason
I think narcossist can be similar to burial.

What's odd is that there seems to be almost noone who is trying to copy him. It's like his style is regarded as untouchable.
TRG has some similar moments and sounds. Obviously just more generally garage inflected but post-Burial I suppose.
 

RobJC

Check your weapon
Not sure how you could copy Burial without sounding like a clone of it anyway - its just too narrow in its style to be a template, and to specific in its influences to be needed to copy anyway.

Skippy Garage/2 Step beats over urban soundscapes with haunted vocals and crackles is all well and good, but you couldn't bear it for more than 30 mins played live if you ask me - perhaps someone can come up with a happy-Burial sounding tune, rather than the melancoly vibe.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
Just bought the first burial album on vinyl, and noticed its missing a couple of tracks and the sequencing is different from the CD. Am I missing out on much? Really like the album and I usually prefer to have stuff on vinyl, but I'm getting the feeling that the CD version might work better as a listening experience. So is it worth getting the CD as well?
 

gumdrops

Well-known member
its is worth getting the cd as its the full thing, but i do think hyperdub could put all the songs on vinyl too. seems like a ploy to get hardcore fans to buy both. the pressings couldnt suffer THAT much, surely.
 

hamarplazt

100% No Soul Guaranteed
Just bought the first burial album on vinyl, and noticed its missing a couple of tracks and the sequencing is different from the CD. Am I missing out on much? Really like the album and I usually prefer to have stuff on vinyl, but I'm getting the feeling that the CD version might work better as a listening experience. So is it worth getting the CD as well?
The missing tracks are just the intro and outro, short pieces of sound effects and movie dialogue, so you're not missing anything really essential, even though they could easily have been on the vinyl.

As for the CD working better, well, that depends... I actually think the CD was just a bit too long and had a few "filler" tracks. Maybe the vinyl is supposed to work as a kind of "solution" to this problem, so that you get an ep and a short lp that can be listened to as separate entities and not necessarily as a whole. But then, it could have been done better (especially I find it a really bad choice to place the two short "ambient" pieces both at the end - one of them should have been placed somewhere within the "lp"), so I don't know.
 

mixed_biscuits

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I love that with old jungle and garage tunes, when you didn't know anything about them, and nothing was between you and the tunes. I liked the mystery; it was more scary and sexy, the opposite of other music.
So true: I remember listening to crackly Kiss 100 (picking it up in the sticks) as a kid; minimal techno and darkcore sounding like coded transmissions from a far-flung corner of the galaxy. Atmospheric crackle added for free - that would save Burial some time. :D
 

mixed_biscuits

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Just struck me that 'Relief Action' by Ian Pooley (off the album Meridian, 1998) is very similar to Burial's vibe (as he puts it, conveying the 'afterglow' of music you have just heard in the club).

Relief Action was itself sampled by dnb outfit Dusk til Dawn for Movin On (L Plates 2002) - a return to its old skool samples' roots after a brief detour through slower tempos.
 
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Benny B

Well-known member
God, that Mary Ann Hobbes is a bit embarrassing isn't she? I mean I really enjoyed the album preview, and its great she's promoting the music, but calling it "Without question the most wonderful mosaic of sound I have ever heard in my entire life" is a bit much isn't it?
 

mos dan

fact music
glad people enjoyed the burial piece, nice one. of course as you can see, i had very little to do except transcribe his inspired words. easiest piece ever really, he did all the work.

(oh yeah and on a minor ting, i never wrote that the vocals he uses have 'echoes of early jungle' or whatever weirdness it says - something got *very* lost in the edit there lol)
 

gumdrops

Well-known member
he really does give amazing interviews doesnt he? im starting to wonder if burial just sends other guys to do his interviews, and makes them commit energy flash and kodwo eshuns book to memory before speaking to journalists lol.
 

Alfons

Way of the future
got a mate and my brother round for a listening session , have a couple of beers, a spliff and nice speakers. Half an hour to go till it's on boomkat. God it's good to feel this excited about music and Im pretty sure it will live up to it :)
 

gek-opel

entered apprentice
Its less immediately impressive than the debut, but I suspect it will handsomely reward extended listening in a way which the self-titled did not...

Weird marimba-ish solo on "Raver".
 
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scarboi

babylon sister
I personally feel that the original album had its weak moments, that it was propped up by the strong material already released on the South London Boroughs EP.

This one doesn't seem to have that weakness.

Feels more fleshed out.

And more immediately accessible IMO.
 
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