“After the surprise success of his self-titled, low-key debut on Hyperdub , Burial returns with an eagerly awaited follow up album, â€˜Untrueâ€™. The new record is weird soul music, hypersoul, lovingly processing spectral female voices into vaporised R&B and smudged 2step garage. Voices are blurred, smeared, pitched up, pitched down and pitch bent until their content becomes irrelevant and they whisper their saccharin sweet nothings into the void.”
–Hyperdub Records (includes an interview with Burial)
I’ve always had a bit of a weakness for dub, dub plate, garage, 2step, et al. I heard about this long awaited album the other day and figured I’d check it out. It isn’t at all what I was expecting. It’s dark. Haunting. Possessed. Like a processed version of Portishead squeezed through the looking glass.
Here’s a sample track for your listening pleasure. Burial – Endorphin