Burial – Kindred
Track to download: Ashtray Wasp
Burial’s dark and subtle take on electronic music is unparalleled. What separates Kindred from his earlier work is that each 7-11 minute track undergoes almost symphonic shifts in key, rhythm and tone.
Kindred follows a choral synth opening with the rattling bass of a dying record player, underpinned by tribal drums. Ashtray Wasp has three distinct movements; it starts as dark 4×4 garage, but moves to something deeper and coarser as the tempo drops, before reaching a denouement which marries 2-step with the freshness of contemporary UK bass (think Jamie xx, Nicholas Jaar, Pariah).
Kindred is intimate, timeless, and reveals more with each listen.
Michael Thorne& Napper Tandy