Burial

Burial

Real Name:
William Emmanuel Bevan
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William Emmanuel Bevan, better known by his stage name Burial, is an electronic recording artist from London. His music contains elements of future garage, dubstep, 2-step garage, ambient and jungle music. His eponymous debut album was released in 2006 to critical acclaim. The Wire magazine named it their album of the year, along with achieving fifth place in the Mixmag 2006 Album of the Year list, and eighteenth in the best of the year list of The Observer Music Monthly supplement. Burial's second album, Untrue, was also released to critical acclaim and was the second-highest rated album of 2007, according to the review-collating website, Metacritic. In recent years Burial has released a series of acclaimed long-form EPs.
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Burial Discography

Albums

Burial Burial (Album) Hyperdub UK 2006 Sell This Version
Burial Untrue (Album) Hyperdub UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Burial South London Boroughs (EP) Hyperdub UK 2005 Sell This Version
Burial Distant Lights Hyperdub UK 2006 Sell This Version
Burial Ghost Hardware (EP) Hyperdub UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Burial Archangel(CDr, Single, M/Print, Promo) Hyperdub none Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Burial + Four Tet Burial + Four Tet - Moth / Wolf Cub Text Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
Massive Attack vs Burial Massive Attack vs Burial - Four Walls / Paradise Circus The Vinyl Factory, Inhale Gold UK 2011 Sell This Version
Burial Street Halo (EP) Hyperdub UK 2011 Sell This Version
TEXT010 Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke - Ego / Mirror(12", W/Lbl) Text Records TEXT010 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Burial Truant (EP) Hyperdub UK 2012 Sell This Version
Burial Kindred (EP) Hyperdub UK 2012 Sell This Version
TEXT013 Burial + Four Tet Burial + Four Tet - Nova(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Text Records TEXT013 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Burial Rival Dealer (EP) Hyperdub Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Burial Temple Sleeper (Single) Keysound Recordings UK 2015 Sell This Version
Burial Young Death / Nightmarket Hyperdub UK 2016 Sell This Version
HDB103 Zomby X Burial Zomby X Burial - Sweetz(10", S/Sided) Hyperdub HDB103 UK 2016 Sell This Version
Burial Subtemple (EP) Hyperdub UK 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

BRC-320 Burial Street Halo / Kindred(CD, Comp) Beat Records, Hyperdub BRC-320 Japan 2012 Sell This Version

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MaryamWasim

MaryamWasim

June 6, 2017
strongly recommended for all those who are into *Burial*...!! Really Great
matthewtweedie

matthewtweedie

June 5, 2017
Burial remix of Goldie's classing track "Inner City Life" and it will be release during this years 2017 Record Store Day in the UK.
acidAlex

acidAlex

May 27, 2017
"Anonymity was part of the initial lure of Burial, a dubstep producer from London.
"I love...old jungle and garage tunes, when you didn't know anything about them, and nothing was between you and the tunes," Burial was quoted as saying in a rare interview (The Guardian, October 26, 2007). "I liked the mystery; it was more scary and sexy, the opposite of other music." Anonymity, of course, has long been a quality positively associated with electronic music, going back to early years of Detroit techno, when acts such as Underground Resistance and Drexciya veiled themselves in obscurity, and even farther back to Kraftwerk, who championed the notion, "We are the robots." So it's the back-story of Burial (or rather, the lack thereof), in addition to his music, that explains his great appeal to many of those well-versed in the traditions of electronic music.

Burial debuted in March 2005 on the Hyperdub label with the South London Borough EP, which included the tracks "Southern Comfort" and "Broken Home." These two tracks would be among the highlights of the full-length album Burial (2006), whose release was accompanied by a second EP, Distant Lights (2006). Comprising bleak, evocative dubstep -- one track, "Night Bus," entirely beatless, driven only by sample rainfall and eerie synth melodies -- Burial proved critically acclaimed, most notably being voted Album of the Year by The Wire; it was also voted among the best albums of the year by Mixmag and was reviewed favorably by Pitchfork. Burial's second album, Untrue (2007), was eagerly awaited as a result of all the acclaim; an EP, Ghost Hardware (2007), was released a few months in advance, drumming up further interest. Like its predecessor, Untrue proved critically acclaimed, voted among the best albums of the year by XLR8R, for instance, and reviewed by Pitchfork even more favorably than its predecessor. On the other hand, Untrue, also like its predecessor, proved polarizing, as more than a few -- especially those outside the media -- considered the album to be overhyped.

In February 2008, British newspaper The Independent made a claim that William Bevan, indeed a native of South London, was the individual behind Burial. Bevan later confirmed the report, continued to record under his alias, and issued several collaborative works with the likes of former schoolmate Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), Thom Yorke, Massive Attack, and Jamie Woon. He issued three additional Hyperdub EPs -- Street Halo, Kindred, and Truant -- in 2011 and 2012. A Japanese CD release combined the first two. Bevan's 2013 was quiet until that December, when he released a three-track EP for Hyperdub titled Rival Dealer. A single-sided 12" titled Temple Sleeper surfaced on Keysound in 2015. The following year, Burial collaborated with Zomby on a track called "Sweetz," which appeared on Zomby's Ultra album and was also released as a single. Later in the year, Burial's Young Death / Nightmarket arrived on Hyperdub."
eatdogs

eatdogs

April 19, 2017
Burial is doing a remix of Goldie's classing track "Inner City Life" and it will be release during this years 2017 Record Store Day in the UK. Limited to 1500 copies. B-side contains a new remix of the same track by Goldie himself. It's been stated that whatever doesn't sell will be offered on the Metalheadz site on 04-29-2017.
Neo_Chayanne

Neo_Chayanne

December 2, 2016
Burial for me is a great artist from his 2005-2012 era. Now he is creating some way different stuffs which i don't seem to like much. Nevertheless, honorable mentions are: Burial (2006), Untrue (2007), South London Boroughs (2005), Ghost Hardware, Kindred, Four Walls/Paradise Circus.
Bandit0

Bandit0

September 13, 2016
edited 6 months ago
So quite possibly another collab between Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke, as hinted by Thom himself.
petunias

petunias

January 6, 2015
c'mon will sure u got all the achievments at ds2, drop us a new 1 :D
Dorstlesser

Dorstlesser

October 8, 2013
Anyone know where the second picture of him was taken from? I actually remembered that there was at some point a group shot of a lot of dubstep producers, I believe in black and white, I believe in a club, in front of the DJ booth/stage, facing the camera. It included a lot of them, Kode9, Skream, N-Type, maybe Distance, maybe even guys like Shackleton; I don't remember who was on there exactly. Anyway, I was looking for that pic because I remember one of the guys was tagged as Burial. I think the shot here might be cut from that picture, but since I can't find the original, I can't be sure. Any help??
dezseu3

dezseu3

June 9, 2013
Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) in the aliases of Burial? You are just probably joking...
jim_skreech

jim_skreech

March 12, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Until his nomination in 2008 for a Mercury Music Prize, Burial remained completely anonymous. As the rumour mill began to go out of control (Burial was an alias for Kode 9, Aphex Twin, even Norman Cook) he chose to give his real identity and posted one photo on his MySpace. Still preferring his music rather than his personality to do the talking, Burial very rarely does interviews. However, this interview in The Wire from 2007 gives a great oversight as to where Burial has been coming from: http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/interviews/burial_unedited-transcript

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