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Moth – Burial & Four Tet

2 Jan

Okay so maybe it’s not a brand new track for the New Year (you know we like to shout about golden oldies here), but if you haven’t heard this then this is a great present. Kieren Hebden, aka Four Tet joined forces with Burial to produce this insightful and soft piece of magic back in 2009. So even though it’s not hot off the press, you should still sit back, relax, and let this one swell on your (hopefully good) sound system. It’s not over complicated, it just is what it is.

Shell Of Light – Burial

3 Dec

Yep, it’s yet another Burial track. Well, now that I think about it, it’s only the second one. What can I say, the man’s a genius. An unusual and intriguing beat runs through the entire song with a really nice vocal sample layered seamlessly over the top. In some parts of this song, things may seem like they don’t fit the way they’re supposed to, but rest assured, after a few listens, if this kind of song is your cup of tea, you’ll embrace it. The end section of the song is different, and I think it’s the best part.

Summed up beautifully by a YouTuber: “This song is amazing. Perfect for a rainy night time drive. I listen to Burial only when I’m driving at night or at home. Either way it has to be at night. There’s just something about the atmosphere Burial creates that makes it only fitting during the night. This song is full of love; dark, raw passion for someone. So many emotions are created with hardly any words.”

Third – Hiatus

17 Nov
Here’s a beautiful mournful little track that I’ve been wanting to post for some time. Hiatus (real name Cyrus Shahrad) sent us his latest single from his new album, Ghost Notes EP. While that song itself is incredible, it actually led me to discover more of his stuff. Over the past couple of weeks, my love for Hiatus’ music has blossomed, and he holds a (much coveted) place in the ‘most played’ playlist on my iPod.
Third is not actually on Ghost Notes EP, but I think it represents everything that is amazing about Hiatus’ music. It’s softly hopeful while at the same time it holds a deeper and thought-provoking element. You can hear traces of Burial and Four Tet in there, and it’s one of those songs that is ideal for a reflective walk home in the drizzle-filled small hours of the morning. The main single off of the EP, Save Yourself, is also an unbelievable song. Watch the video below:
I don’t normally say this, but I would definitely get this album. It’s one of those great CDs that you can listen to all the way through and feel totally intrigued and at peace throughout. Check out more of Hiatus’ stuff on his MySpace.

Wayfaring Stranger – Jamie Woon (Burial Remix)

13 Oct

Burial has amazed me lately. I’ve walked headfirst into a Burial obsession. The man is tough to track down, never playing live or on the radio, and giving the extremely occasional interview. He says that it makes his music more personal. That if you don’t really know about the person who created it, then it’s easier to make it your own. In one of the rare interview he gives, he describes how he’s a music romantic. “I’m not old enough to have been to a proper old rave in a warehouse or a field,” he says, “but I used to hear these stories about legendary club nights, about driving off into the darkness to raves on the outskirts of London. But it’s got this sadness now, because most club culture got commercialised in the 1990s; oftentimes it got taken off ravers and sold back to them. But it’s still out there; there’s a signal, or a light. It’s like there’s someone still holding a lighter in a warehouse somewhere.”

This song is beautiful. It’s a remix of a song by Jamie Woon, an emerging artist with a wonderfully soulful voice. If you listen to the original, and to this version, you’ll see how much Burial adds. Not just in terms of the beat, but with the general mood of the track. I always get a chill when I hear “I’m going there to see my brothers.” The atmospheric and unique mood of Burial’s music can be summed up by the man himself in a quote:

 

Jamie Woon

 

“I would sit around waiting for night to fall, wait for summer to end. Or I would go out, wait for it to get dark, and then I’d go back and work on it, sort of hypnotise myself. I love that feeling when you know that almost everyone in your city is asleep, or you go out and listen to your tunes in someone’s car at night. It’s like hibernating. When I’m awake all night, sometimes I see the people and the city waking up around me. I feel a little bit moody at them for stepping into my night-time. What I want is that feeling when you’re in the rain, or a storm. It’s a shiver at the edge of your mind, an atmosphere of hearing a sad, distant sound, but it seems closer – like it’s just for you. Like hearing rain or a whale-song, a cry in the dark, the far cry.”

Listenin’ To The Records On My Wall – Skream

10 Aug
    Skream’s long anticipated 2nd LP dropped yesterday on Tempa and it’s insane. There are a few tracks which aren’t so great,but it’s impossible to find an album with 10 tracks that are.

‘Listenin’ To The Records On My Wall’ was one of the most eagerly awaited tracks on the album (vinyl heads will have to wait, it’s coming out with something else on the flip) surfacing sometime in summer last year and it was worth the wait with a jungle-y beat and one of the most tense build ups ever. Massive, massive tune, buy the album even if it is just for this. Check the vid, it’s pretty interesting too, if a little racy.

    Also, here’s something deep from Burial. Ripped from 1xtra Hyperdub Showcase. Hope this gets released but it probably won’t.