New Burial: Subtemple


#1

https://burial.bandcamp.com/album/subtemple

WHAT that's two in six months!

Just spinning it now...


#2

Alright, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.


#3

Think he's forgotten to do the percussion.


#4

I swear they start putting the Christmas stuff out earlier every year


#5

3 minutes in and nothing's happened yet


#6

Think this sort of sound works really well as like short interludes on an album or as components of his longer EP tracks. But as standalone pieces? I think there are other folk doing a better job making long-form 'city soundscape' ambient music.


#7

After one listen, my gut feeling is that the ambient approach isn't really adding anything to his work and I don't really feel like the 12" format is the best to explore it either. Can't see myself listening to this that much.


#8

Shite


#9

Yup. For anyone intrigued by this style, my recommendation would be BJNilsen's The Short Night and The Invisible City


#10

I quite like Beachfires (again he couldn't have picked a more Burial sounding title) but I wish it did a bit more.


#11

Pretty sure he's already got a song called Subtemple


#12

1) it's dull as fuck
2) it's 2017!


#13

Bleep description is: "ghost hardware urban ambience and Metal Gear Solid garage." Should I let them know the left the 'b' out of the last word?


#14

This just isn't very good.


#15

It reminded me of Susumu Yokota for a bit. Pleasant enough, but not amazing.

With this coming after Young Death/Nightmarket, I'm wondering if the beats plugin has accidentally been patched out of SoundForge.


#16

Really really hope the second sentence applies only to Burial and not to Susumu Yokota.


#17

Yeah, just this EP. I love me some Yokota, but this isn't quite there. I don't think Burial doing ambient is a bad idea at all, this is just a bit too sparse. Although, I've gone back to Young Death and enjoyed it, so maybe this needs another go.

That is two 'interlude' EPs in a row though - the next one had better be a banger...


#18

I bought this in an excited flutter, completely not remembering that I thought the last EP was dull as fuck. So this conversation is giving me buyers remorse even before I get to listen to it on my commute home tonight. :frowning:


#19

At least it's only two quid! Barely a Twix and a half.


#20

Thank you for reminding me I could be eating a Twix now instead... :rage: