Black Deer Vinyl, CD & tapes by Black Deer at Norman Records
There is a slightly spooked feel to Nowhere Man, and that’s probably no accident: William Burnett, the man behind Black Deer, began making these tracks as accompaniments to videos he put together about a strange 90’s TV show. Seething synth-wave with that excellent production touch that Burnett tends to bring to his material.
Pray For Us is the latest release from William Burnett’s Black Deer project, apparently seeking to represent ‘real Americans’. I’m not sure about that, but the title track’s darkly looming, hand-clap driven momentum is seriously compelling, and the stark artwork (courtesy of Art Crime) helps to make this a highly desirable release.
‘Trail Of Tears’ 12" is Black Deer aka William Burnett (Will & Florian)’s release for the ambiguous No Label record label which exists as a platform for less categorizable music that falls outside the remit of more specific, labels or genres. ‘Trail Of Tears’ certainly falls under the ethos of No Label, extending a more experimental side to Burnetts’ already impressive sonic arsenal.
William Burnett, the house producer and electronic dabbler behind Black Deer, released his tiny little LP 'The Last Tortuga' last year, but now Emotional Response is releasing another goodie in the form of a remix 12". Four artists pop up here to reinterpret Burnett's work, including dub dude Sad City, droner Valet, Nacho Patrol and Luke Wyatt.