Essential Listening - Week 1: Burial

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Winning the poll by a wide margin, we have the mysterious musician Burial aka Will Bevan.

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Discuss and share your favourite tunes, albums and any recommendations.
 

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I really enjoyed the track Nath posted with his nomination, Archangel. It was wonderfully atmospheric and subtle, but by the end of the song, I was hoping for a change which never came. I'd love to hear more, but I would hope it's not repetitive. I trust that he isn't given how highly regarded he is. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
 

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I'll listen to the Untrue album this weekend and post my thoughts about it in here.
 

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Burial thoroughly deserves his place in essential listening.

I'll write a post in here later when I've a bit more time. List a few of my favourite tracks etc.
 

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I gave Untrue a listen this evening. It's decent, a lot more ambient than I was expecting. Very atmospheric as you'd expect but often quite samey too.

Favourite tracks - Archangel and Untrue.
 

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And Etched Headplate, that's another good one.
 

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Got to love Malick, the music in Badlands is outstanding and one of my favorite films.
 

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A very deserving winner.

Not many artists have the ability to produce music with such geniune emotion on a consistent basis. Not afraid to take risks, Burial has changed his direction slightly in the past year adapting more of a jungle feel slightly reminiscent of his earlier work. Not many artists can take samples from an upbeat RnB classic and fit it unnoticeably into a dark, yet beautifully produced track. Burial can and does, time after time. You'll know a Burial track when you hear it. He generates an aura with his productions. A special and distinctive sound. The music is a real journey and certainly one worth taking. He's in my opinion, a musical genius.

Worth noting it's much better to listen to on a good soundsystem/earphones. So much goes into his tracks that can be easily missed with a poor system. You'll appreciate it much more.

I couldn't really pick a single favourite track, as I love so much of his music. As for a favourite album, I can't look past Untrue. It stuck to me whenever I first heard it.

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