The eponymous debut of Burial is now widely regarded as the benchmark release of the ever-widening dubstep genre, picking up unanimous critical acclaim along the way, and ending the year heavily featured in many ‘best of’ polls, Humid, bleak and almost overpoweringly melancholic, it’s the sound of being alone and awake at 3am; subterranean basslines and skittering rhythms, along with its array of found sounds and production effects, are simple yet inventive, austere yet evocative. Comes with download.
stock expected for release 26 Feb
n 1994 the South London collective Archive was formed by Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths together with female singer Roya Arab and young rapper Rosko John. Unfortunately, a few months later, they broke up, however Darius and Danny regrouped and continued releasing more Archive albums. Their 1996 debut album Londinium features a very strong mix of trip-hop, electronica, string arrangements, and female vocals from Roya Arab. Rosko John’s tough-spoken words are very similar to Tricky, Future Sound Of London and Massive Attack. The original 1996 issue only came out as a limited edition advance release, and has steadily built in reputation as a rare and expensive record to get a hold of. Fun fact: the song “Londinium” was featured on the Playstation
1 demo-disc and the music video was directed by Matt Cook.
This 25th Anniversary Edition of Londinium by Archive features the singles “So Few Words”, “Londinium” and more. It is packed in a gatefold sleeve, and includes a 4-page booklet with song lyrics and credits.
A legendary artist at a legendary location: Tripping with Nils Frahm captures one of the world’s most sought-after live acts performing at one of Berlin’s most iconic buildings.
My Friend The Forest
Ode – Our Own Roof
The second of the two [to date] now legendary albums from this mysterious fellow is currently instock and both remain popular sellers a couple of years after release, Untrue continues with the first album’s crackle-drenched yearning, wobbly bass & bustling dubstep syncopations haunted by the ghost of dance-parties past, and adding a more glowing, upbeat energy, infused with broken and affected vocal snips, Burial remains a genuine recluse; he has never appeared live, only one obliquely-angled publicity shot is known to exist, yet his music speaks loud & the world still listens! Comes with download.