Nicky_Nick

Burial - Rodent as reviewed by Nicky_Nick

October 6, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
Burial is absolutely smashing it. Pure vibes on this one. rate that kode9 remix too, he's pretty inspired by footwork in recent years, i love it. copped the wax no doubt
notquitefaust

Burial - Rodent notquitefaust

September 16, 2017
Not a 10" fan at all. I've decided to skip these recent 10" releases since the digital has been mastered well...sounds great! However my vinyl collection will be missing these new Burial singles. :( If they were released as a 12", I would buy especially Rodent since it's less than 5min and would be optimal playback along the outer edge of a 12" vs 10". Subtemple/Beachfires running 7-10min each side of a 10"? Eek! Young Death on 12" sounds great but kinda short.

Also given these recent Burial releases have taken a different direction (feel less immersive) and shorter compared to previous EPs (Rival Dealer, Truant, Kindred...), I find the digital very satisfying to relax and enjoy without having to break my concentration to flip sides. Throw the tracks on my old iPod and make a playlist...very enjoyable!

Rodent Bandcamp download is 24bit @2£. Subtemple BC download is 16bit @2£. (Sweetz is also found on Zomby Ultra 2x12"). So spend 2£ for lossless digital or at least 7£+shipping via BC/UK distributor (US Amazon @ $13-15) for a 10"? Hmmm...
noahnoa

Burial - Rodent noahnoa

September 17, 2017
I buy both when it comes to Burial (and very few others), The digital is so cheap it's a no-brainer. Check out the Monic - Deep Summer remix if you haven't for that long-form Burial style.
ofalltme

Burial - Rodent ofalltme

September 15, 2017
pretty disappointed in this release. Just put True Love VIP on a 12" already!!
r1singphoenix

Burial - Rodent r1singphoenix

September 28, 2017
Or a finished version of Gaslight, while we're making wishes.
kelvinvv

Burial - Rodent kelvinvv

September 21, 2017
and feral witchchild on the flip. word words words wor
Doomguy-id

Burial - Rodent Doomguy-id

September 15, 2017
The vinyl is going to be a 10" again. Why? Just do a 12" 45, I think everybody would prefer that, surely?

Doesn't matter anyway, track is pretty decent, much better than his last two releases, but no where near enough on its own for me to buy it.
JungleWax-UK

Burial - Rodent JungleWax-UK

September 23, 2017
noahnoa are you sure?, i'd always been on the understanding that 10" were more expensive to manufacture. Dont hold me to it but I think they have to have the outer inch cut away + they are manually sleeved, just logic says that the machines are set up for the norm ie 12". Saying that i'd rather a 12" over a 10.
noahnoa

Burial - Rodent noahnoa

September 17, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
Ya it's just a penny pinching move on Hyperdubs part. (1$ cheaper to produce x 10,000 copies) = 10k extra. The difference in size isn't going to put off many Burial vinyl buyers. Considering the rest of their roster can't be selling very well I don't blame them I guess.
Doomguy-id

Burial - Rodent Doomguy-id

September 17, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
Yeah I appreciate that it's cheaper, but this is vinyl we're talking about, would it being a few bucks more really bother people? I don't think vinyl is for the money conscious. Maybe it ends up being harder to justify because it's only one track and a remix. I dunno. I personally would rather pay more and it be 12", but maybe I'm just a weirdo.

And yeah it isn't necessary to do it in 12 inch but it would fit in with all of his other releases a lot better (it's just annoying from a collector perspective) and would sound better than a 10" owing to the lower distortion.
ThunderingMantis

Burial - Rodent ThunderingMantis

September 16, 2017
The tracks are pretty short. 12" would be a waste of plastic. 12" is definitely nicer for DJing but I feel most Burial fans are collectors rather than DJs
noahnoa

Burial - Rodent noahnoa

September 15, 2017
10" are just cheaper to produce, although I do agree.
noahnoa

Burial - Rodent noahnoa

September 14, 2017
Rodent is great although short. I don't get the Kode9 Remix at all.
noahnoa

Burial - Rodent noahnoa

September 17, 2017
Those are my favorites too, but I would put the Massive Attack remixes and the new Deep Summer mix up there as well. He definitely hasn't lost it, just dipping his toes in all kinds of styles, some better than others.
notquitefaust

Burial - Rodent notquitefaust

September 16, 2017
The Kode9 remix met my expectations given Kode9's style. I'm glad it sounds different. I would prefer a proper b-side though.

Happy to hear new Burial music. Not a big fan of the shorter releases and on 10" for vinyl. Wishing for an run of EPs like Kindred, Truant, Rival Dealer. Those are my favorites.
eatdogs

Burial - Rodent eatdogs

September 14, 2017
Up for preorder now on places like Redeye Records and Boomkat. Redeye is the cheapest by far.