Thanks to our friends over at Missing Toof for the heads up on Burial's "buzzing, glowy" (the artist's words) new LP, Untrue. I didn't know much about the mysterious Burial -- still don't, other than the fact that Thom Yorke is a fan -- and I sure as hell won't pretend to be any expert on dubstep, but one listen to the gorgeous, immersive Untrue had me hooked. Dark, warm, sad, haunting, hopeful...all would be accurate (if incomplete) ways to describe the record, but the best summation came from Burial himself, when explaining the mood of Untrue to the Guardian:
"What I want is that feeling when you're in the rain, or a storm. It's a shiver at the edge of your mind, an atmosphere of hearing a sad, distant sound, but it seems closer - like it's just for you".
Untrue came out last week on Hyperdub, and I can't recommend it enough. Get it here. As you listen, read a thoughtful take on "sonic hauntology," as it relates to Burial's Untrue, here.