Friday, March 25, 2011

New solo Burial

Burial's got a new single out on Monday with three brand spanking new tracks on it: ‘Street Halo’, ‘NYC’ and ‘Stolen Dog’. Fact nicely provided the info and Soundcloud links to two of the tracks and I've been checking them out over the last two days. Neither are groundbreaking; they seem more like a continuation of the sound Burial developed over his first two albums. Definitely not a bad thing since I quite like that sound and there's something to be said for consistency. And even if they aren't radical departures they do show progression -- there's more depth to the tracks and 'Street Halo' in particular has a different mood than what I'm used to from Burial -- it's more aggressive and dancey. 'Stolen Dog' has more of "classic" Burial sound, with similar motifs (crackle, bass washes, bleeps, nonsensical lyrical snatches drenched in reverb) from his past work. Both tracks have a nice groove and good use of female vocals. Check 'em out for yourself:

Burial - Stolen Dog

Burial - Street Halo

You can check out a clip of the third track and order the 12 inch here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

couple of house tunes

I was gonna write about how I had to pass loads of annoying people wearing green today but then deleted what I wrote as I really don't wanna recall those unfortunate sights of sad white people acting like they're still in college.

Anyway here are some tunes I've been listening to, I know its been a long time since I posted anything. Enjoy.

burial + four tet + thom yorke

A triple collab on a two song 12 inch which is already sold out at The tracks are up on youstube (see below) and I've only listened to each a couple of times so can't comment too forcefully. Overall nice and I'd be lying if I said I don't mind not nabbing that 12 inch. The Burial touch is clear in the beats and synth bass washes; Thom Yorke is easy enough to identify; and I think I hear Four Tet on the first track, "Ego", not sure where he comes in on the second, "Mirror", though. Not even sure how the tracks would be split between the two producers to be honest. Maybe they did one each? "Mirror" definitely has that melancholy Burial sound; "Ego" has a lot more going on, but retains that Burial space and mood between verses. I think I prefer soul-girl singing to Thom Yorke on dance tracks though.