Burial is one of the most significant early influencers of dubstep. His self-titled debut album in 2006 helped shaped the sound of electronic music for years to come. His second album, Untrue, melded dubstep, garage, dark house, and industrial influences and was similarly critically acclaimed. Since then, he’s been exploring more experimental sounds and release structures, while also collaborating with major names such as Massive Attack and Four Tet.
His latest EP, Rival Dealer, is definitely out there. It’s dark, it’s ambient, it’s weird, and it’s dense. With hard-knocking drums, distorted synths and airy vocal samples, this is the kind of music you have to listen to a few times to fully appreciate. It’s some shit you listen to at a dangerously loud volume on headphones while biking too fast through hazardous terrain.
Stream the EP above and, if you dig it, cop it over at Hyperdub.
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