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It's a largely gloomy and ghostly sound, one that expresses a mournful sonic sentiment, via the use of spacious, sparse productions with little touches like static and echo effects, that recall night-time cityscape aerial-views of the capital at night. Sounds and moods are build around samples, shifting awkwardly around each other. "Gutted" shapes an impressively claustrophobic track, which would be ideal, for driving a car through the city after dark, around what sounds like a sample of a gun (pistol) being reloaded.Read more ›
This however is one of those things that will remain memorable...similar to those early 90's massive attack albums. The music is obviously electronic, but somehow it manages to have this deep, organic sound. The rhythms are somewhat complex, unexpected. I don't think it will work extremely well as club dance music, but this doesn't really matter to me.
I am not sure how someone would give it 1 star. Obviously this is not for everyone - it is hard to imagine my dad digging it (he likes sinatra and stan getz)...but if one likes creative electronic music, there is no way one will be dissappointed.
And if you do like this, there are a few other good artists to explore, e.g Kode 9, Boxcutter and the likes
When I received this CD and first played it, it went into my "ech" pile. But I played it again, and again, and each time it grew on me and in but a few weeks it has become a favorite that I am so glad I purchased.
If you are open-minded and appreciate the nearby genres but want something fresh and distinct, then do go ahead and purchase this. And to the reviewer who gave it 1 star, while that is their prerogative, I would urge them to allow the album the opportunity of more than one playing.
A dubstep event has a frightful, psyched-out, root chakra vibe. Yes, it is official, somebody discovered the most subliminal, tripped out sound to ever reach Earth. I would go so far as to say that dubstep is the most significant sound to come out of the underground since the invention of what is currently understood as "electronic music".
At first, all the hype made me think that Burial might be the version for those people who, in the 90s, listened to Roni Size CDs in their apartments while the hardcore massive raved it up Renegade Hardware style. But that's not accurate.
Last weekend my girlfriend and I sat at a stoplight on Division. For the first time, we noticed a rusty bike chained up by the concrete wall of the underpass. It was adorned with fake flowers and a name and the words "She heard everyday sounds in music."
That shrine was a sad, otherworldly thing. We listened to "Distant Lights", and I think that I finally figured it out (thank God for fragile hungover states).
For me the only place where such decayed, apocalyptic beauty is in abundance is when you are wandering the Burning Man playa at 3am, haunted by time travelers from the future (or are they spirits of those who will die in some irradiated, barren desert of tomorrow?). And also in archaic dream tunnels lit by dirty fluorescent lights, unambiguous archways to the Underworld. The Unconscious and the dead share a language, and speak in poignant symbols.
Now leave your apartment and hear some alien BASS at a club with a massive system!
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Many reviews are from 2007, when this album was released. This is not a fault in those reviews. athis album has stood the test of time. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kevin F.
classic in UK garage sound. if you dont know about burial, you need to. get this, get this, get this! listen over and over and over.Published 15 months ago by Douglas Dunlap
you know why you love it, cuz its so good. Burial is around froevers or whateves. he might be ur gma.Published on February 27, 2014 by its relative.
Moody and relaxing, I bought this after watching a video with one of the songs as mood setting background and became addicted I love it...Published on February 27, 2014 by Paula Bauer
One of the best albums I've heard. I recommend Hearing alone at night while driving that's when you get ultimate satisfaction.Published on May 30, 2013 by Diego Sanchez
amazing haunting minimalist sound with an atmosphere i can't even begin to describe it's so lovely, i can't wait to hear more from burial.Published on March 21, 2013 by mw
he's up to his usually heady antics on this one. full of cerebral beats and though provoking melodies. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by Epic_Elite
Mood is at the forefront here. It sounds like a world awash in rain...this music gets right into your core.Published on October 24, 2012 by Justin Pearson
With time, it's becoming clear that nearly everything Burial has done - whether it be albums, EPs, remixes or stray singles (especially "Where Is Home," "Fostercare," "Shutta" and... Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by Musek F. Anne
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