I’ve beseeched and petitioned (in the comfort of my own blog) that Burial’s astounding ‘Untrue’ duly win the Mercury Music Prize 2008 (this week), nuffin’ long. I genuinely believe it’s one of the most significant, spiritually relevant sonic masterpieces released during our generation (previously posted by Your Mum here) from a young Londoners perspective.
While we patiently wait for accolades to be allocated correctly I thought I’d distribute this mini-compilation of remixes and rarities by one’s current favourite producer amongst the British musical landscape.
If asked why I so profoundly love Burial’s sound, my response would be simple: it sounds like home & how I feel every night in this city.
P.S. Burn those fascists at The Sun newspaper (that’s a brouhaha begging Brit tabloid for my international reader’s enlightenment) for baiting up the enigma. I had faith in the geezer’s prior decision to stay a low-key, visually anonymous, clandestine force causing audiences to focus solely on the music. In his own words, “i wanted to be unknown because i just want it to be all about the tunes.”
Word to Croydon concealment.
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1. Blackdown- Crackle Blues (Burial Remix)
2. Jamie Woon- Wayfaring Stranger (Burial Mix)
3. Bloc Party- Where Is Home (Burial Remix)
4. Thom Yorke- And It Rained All Night (Burial Remix)
5. Burial- Archangel (8-Bit Boy Remix)
6. Burial- Archangel (Leif Remix)
7. Burial- Versus
8. Burial- Unite
9 Burial- Stairwell
My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.
Video: Jamie Woon – Wayfaring Stranger (Burial Mix)
Fantasticunt compilation rating:
8.5 mums out of 10
[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]