Your Mum Says Listen to… Burial – Untrue

Name one album with which you can shuck-out (dance/gun-finger-wave) to, cry to, ride the back of the night bus to and sleep to…?

It’s ironic that in the record industry, for all it’s muscle and millions, one of the most mesmerizing and tour de force albums of 2007 came from an anonymous brere’ somewhere in South London. Question is, will those trendy bastards recognize this at the Mercury Music Prize this year?

To be quite honest, I’d never quite heard a 2 Step record quite ominously orchestral as Archangel which haunts like a dejected ghost stalking your local church rave. The more I’ve listened, the more I’m convinced the song is born out of an agonizing heartbreak the composer’s been subjected to; perversely pitch-bent lines as “couldn’t be alone…tell me how could you…but I trust(ed) you…” almost possess the listener forcing them to confront their own iniquity with the relentless repetition.

Untrue should (in a decade from now) be distinguished as that pivotal moment Dub-Step becomes a higher art form stabbing your soul with the handle of electronic-pulse paintbrushes and butchered vocal samples that bleed a cryptic narrative of disenchantment. The production over the 13 tracks is so densely tailored into a sonic whole (where alot of UK Grime/Dub-Step/Garage artists have failed to achieve when it comes to actually CRAFTING albums with an expert sense of control), the enigmatic Burial sets his artistry apart from anyone else in the field. There are layers, textures, anomalies and detail that will require attention far beyond your first listen.

It’s gloomy, unsettling, ethereal and above all else the sound of my city: London. I might even go to the lengths of saying this is the most beautiful dance-based long player I’ve ever heard. Don’t bloody sleep on it…sleep WITH it.

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1. Untitled
2. Archangel
3. Near Dark
4. Ghost Hardware
5. Endorphin
6. Etched Headplate
7. In McDonalds
8. Untrue
9. Shell Of Light
10. Dog Shelter
11. Homeless
12. UK
13. Raver

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above and below.

Fantasticunt album rating:

9.5 mums out of 10

Video: ‘Archangel’

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The debut album from 2006.

Burial – Burial

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1. Untitled
2. Distant Lights
3. Spaceape (Feat. the Spaceape)
4. Wounder
5. Night Bus
6. Southern Comfort
7. You Hurt Me
8. Gutted
9. Forgive
10. Broken Home
11. Prayer
12. Pirates
13. Untitled

Click to bump: Distant Lights

Fantasticunt album rating:

6.0 mums out of 10

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3 Responses to “Your Mum Says Listen to… Burial – Untrue”

  1. Brother-Man Brother-Man Says:

    Well said Sir. Cunteey McFarface.

    Music of the dejected.

  2. Burial - Burial Remixes + B-Sides « I Bootlegged Your Mum Says:

    […] one of the most significant sonic masterpieces released during our generation (previously posted here), particularly from a London hometown […]

  3. Jide Says:

    Mama knows best – Burial is the sugar!

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