Burial is the debut studio album by London electronic producer Burial, released in 2006 on Kode9's Hyperdub label. Considered a landmark of the mid-2000s dubstep scene, the album's sound features a dark, emotive take on the UK rave music that preoccupied Burial in his youth, including 2-step, jungle, and UK garage. Critics have variously interpreted the release as an elegy for the dissipated rave movement and a sullen audio portrait of London.
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William Emmanuel Bevan, known by his recording alias Burial, is a British electronic musician from South London. Initially remaining anonymous, Burial became the first artist signed to Kode9's electronic label Hyperdub in 2005. He released his self-titled debut album, which drew inspiration from UK rave music and pirate radio culture, to acclaim in 2006; it was named the album of the year by The Wire. Burial's second album, Untrue, was released to further critical acclaim in 2007.
I said this at the time, pointing to a Megaman solo album as the most likely breakthrough. Then, everything dropped off the map. The tunes that the kids at the back of the bus were playing off their phones were songs that had been recorded before MP3 phones were even invented - "Oi" by More Fire Crew, "Bound 4 Da Reload" by Oxide & Neutrino, like that.
Rarely interviewed, Burial has only once offered an explanation for the title of his second album, and a partial one. It’s like when someone’s not acting like themselves, he told Australian critic Anwen Crawford in 2007. They’re off-key, something’s wrong, an atmosphere has entered the room. Titles are very important things in instrumental electronic music-surprisingly perhaps, given that the music is otherwise nonverbal. An inspired track or album title lightly guides the listener through the abstract sensations and emotions stirred up by the music. Burial is a maestro of titles.
Untrue is the second album for Burial, a London-based anonymous dubstep artist. Untrue is complex, stark, tender, blurred and breathtaking. Burial has managed the impossible and improved on his faultless debut. Released by Hyperdub. Writers Burial, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels & 2 more.