Burial
Truant/Rough Sleeper


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jonny Hunter CONTRIBUTOR (103 Reviews)
December 24th, 2012 | 363 replies | 17,670 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 'Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the world
Not a headphone was silent, with the same sound heard.
Just the clicking of music blogs ever refreshed
In hope that Truant had finally been pressed.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds
While the echoes of Kindred danced round in their heads.
As after weeks of waiting with no leak to come
It appeared any chance for this listen was done.

When out in the net there arose such a clatter
My laptop sprang open to see what’s the matter.
I scoured the blogs for all that’s to see,
And found a new Burial waiting for me.

With a click and click I was on Rapidgator,
While assuring myself that I’d buy the disk later.
The headphones dragged quickly from under the bed,
To spend no mere shortage of time on my head.

No movement was made for hours in case
It distracted from all the percussion and bass.
So still for a very long time I stayed
Because it was among the finest he’s made.

Truant was the first to be given a chance
With its early era hints of garage and dance.
Small cuts of his influences, and sounds from all round
Were all likewise treated when in dubstep they drowned.

Stripped down so with Burial’s old cannon it fits
With a slither of Basinski thrown into the mix.
As with bass beating loud and the samples all creeking
It perfectly captures that end-of-times feeling.

Rough Sleeper however is a whole different story
Starting loud as to mirror the past in its glory.
Both happy and sorrowful feelings do meet
Driven on forward by a quick 2-step beat.

All of those frightened by this jollier tone,
will struggle to find any reason to moan.
As with additional bass and a cowbell led chorus
This happier mood soon unravels before us.

There’s reason to think it’s the most upbeat he’s been,
The track is kept busy like no other we’ve seen.
Short keyboard notes and calm female voice
Stray peppered with subtlety, which seems a wise choice.

So this Truant EP offers tracks old and tracks new
A mixture of styles on which you can chew.
As this is Burial; it would never have been bad,
But imagine the reaction of the net if it had.

Just relax then, dear reader, there’s no need to fray
It’s another list-topper from the artist of the day.
So from myself and from Burial, as I need to shout:
“Happy Christmas to all! Now I’m going out.”



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StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
December 24th 2012



2714 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Had a little break from reviewing, so this seems an odd way to get back into it.

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
December 24th 2012



10064 Comments


Hehehe. I like it.

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OneMoreRoland
December 24th 2012



1050 Comments


Very well done and funny. You nailedddddddddddddd ittttttttttt

zxlkho
December 24th 2012



3461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh boy

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 24th 2012



21790 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

really

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
December 24th 2012



18306 Comments


cool

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StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
December 24th 2012



2714 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks.

If anyone has the cash, get this shit on vinyl - it brings out a lot.

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
December 24th 2012



3442 Comments


this is fantastic

sideburndude
December 24th 2012



2782 Comments


Nice man

Strider
December 24th 2012



4598 Comments


Brilliant review

bloc
December 24th 2012



34773 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just listened to this for the first time yesterday. It was surprisingly enjoyable.

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Buzzkillr
December 24th 2012



1541 Comments


did you actually use rapidgator or did ya just use if for the rhyme?

cool review either way

Jash
December 24th 2012



4244 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Yeah the vinyl of this sounds so nice, haven't listened to it digitally yet to compare. For me this is the best thing he's done since Untrue

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 24th 2012



21790 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is the weakest thing he's done since his debut

Zettel
December 24th 2012



590 Comments


Well done, Stranger.

oltnabrick
December 24th 2012



30618 Comments


idk this is awesome

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demigod!
December 24th 2012



44148 Comments


still need to check this out

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bach
December 24th 2012



12342 Comments


Pos'd hard.

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oltnabrick
December 24th 2012



30618 Comments


yeah this is good.

Rev
December 24th 2012



9408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is the weakest thing he's done since his debut

while I agree it's still really great



I don't like how the tracks randomly stop instead of segueing into subsequent sections



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