February 19, 2010

BURIAL -Untrue (Hyperdub)




This is by no means a NEW album,but I can't seem to put it down lately.Untrue is the 2007 sophomore release from the UK's mysterious and much-acclaimed Burial. Of all the artists past and present who claim to let their music do their talking for them, Untrue, is a record of weird,dark Soul music, which lovingly processes spectral female voices into vaporized R&B and smudged two-step garage. Vocal lines are blurred, smeared, pitched up,pitched down and pitch bent until their content is cast adrift from their original context and they whisper their saccharin sweet nothings into the void.Toss all of that atop some smooth,crispy minimal-techno bumps,and you will starts to underatand what Untrue is aiming for.Forget central heating -- the radioactivity of this album is all that you'll need to keep you warm.This record is awesome,front to back.
-BK