Burial Vinyl, CD & tapes by Burial at Norman Records
Y'all know Burial, right? The mystical, magical purveyor of dusty beats, processed RnB samples, and cold, hyperreal sonic landscapes.
His best-known, and perhaps best, album is Untrue which is as strange an album as you will probably listen to this month. It feels dystopian and claustrophobic, a music for the modern world. For something made in 2007 Untrue still sounds frighteningly modern; I can only imagine how alien it sounded when it came out. You might hear references to UK garage, two-step, and jungle, and perhaps hints of other producers like A Guy Called Gerald(especially the album 'Black Secret Technology') or even Aphex Twin, but Untrue is so clearly Burial's music.
I'd like to write about Untrue all day but unfortunately this is meant to be a biography about Burial and not just my favourite album by him. Elsewhere he's worked with Norman fave the Bug on several collaborative projects as well as Massive Attack, Four Tet, and Thom Yorke, and released a string of superb EPs. His debut album Burial is also superb and definitely worth a listen.
Fans of monochrome, dusty, bleeding-edge music should look no further than