Burial – Burial
Burial is a British electronic musician from South London. Initially remaining anonymous, Burial became the first artist signed to Kode9’s electronic label Hyperdub in 2005. He won acclaim the following year for his self-titled debut album, which showcased a dark, emotive take on UK rave music styles such as 2-step garage and jungle. His recordings have been described as “gloomy, dystopian soundscapes” which blend “fractured breakbeats with mysterious, pitch-shifted voices and loads of vinyl crackle, rainfall, and submerged video game sound effects.” AllMusic described him as “one of the most acclaimed, influential, and enigmatic electronic musicians of the early 21st century.” Burial is his debut album, released in 2006. Considered a landmark of the mid-2000s dubstep scene, the album’s sound features a dark, emotive take on the UK rave music that preoccupied Burial in his youth, including 2-step, jungle, and UK garage. Critics have variously interpreted the release as an elegy for the dissipated rave movement and a sullen audio portrait of London. Burial received critical acclaim, with The Wire magazine naming it the record of the year in its annual critics’ poll. It was also ranked the year’s fifth best album by Mixmag and sixth by The Guardian. It has been ranked among the best albums of the decade by Fact and Resident Advisor, and in 2013 it was ranked number 391 on NME’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
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