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Tune of the Week – “Archangel”

22nd century inner city blues. His name is Burial and he prefers to remain in the shadows. Few know his real name and that’s the way he likes it. He makes the music, he gives it to Hyperdub to release …

Thu, Dec 13, 2007, 10:58

   

22nd century inner city blues.

His name is Burial and he prefers to remain in the shadows. Few know his real name and that’s the way he likes it. He makes the music, he gives it to Hyperdub to release and they do the rest.

burial.jpg“Archangel” is from Burial’s second album “Untrue”. It’s huge steps on from his debut because it’s no longer about genres and sub-genres. You’ll find “Untrue” in the dubstep department, but it really should be in the soundtrack racks.

These lonesome, evoocative, out-of-kilter, almost-there sounds are a soundtrack for the wee small hours when the last bus has long left town and the street-lights are flickering as dawn approaches. It will remind you of Morricone and Herrmann as much as it will remind you of those post-clubland chroniclers of London’s daze and haze. The majestic distortions and spacey echoes throughout “Archangel” suggest that there’s a master sound sculptor at work here

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