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  • Summary: The three-track EP for the electronic artist runs just over 30 minutes long, with two tracks running over 11 minutes in length.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    The attention to detail Bevin is known for sounds invitingly open on Kindred and the ending fruition is a thrilling success.
  2. Feb 15, 2012
    90
    Like a pang of guilt does he sample his former self, like a torch carried to its final flicker of illumination. And to hear all that, to be able to almost feel that happening, is to bear witness to an artist working at the apex of his talent.
  3. Mar 16, 2012
    90
    The most noticeable difference from his previous work is that the three are symphonic, they have parts, and those parts are distinct, either marked by a certain loop, bass ostinato, drone, or tempo.
  4. Mar 27, 2012
    85
    It's the sound of a composer showing just what can be done with a sampler in the right hands. Hip-hop producers should take notes.
  5. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    It evokes so many emotions in a single track, and wrestling with its bittersweetness affects you in the gut. [Apr 2012, p.67]
  6. Feb 28, 2012
    80
    This is a release worth snapping up on vinyl when it finally comes out.
  7. Mar 30, 2012
    70
    This breathtaking EP telescopes the mysticism of 2007's Untrue into two 11-minute suites and a seven minute palate cleanser.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 15, 2012
    10
    Among Burial's discography this EP stands out as his most ambitious yet touching work. Burial has crafted one of the most unique sounds that doesn't stop to evolve. The best 2012 EP so far. Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2012
    10
    This is as close to musical genius as you can get. Simultaneously heady and minimal. Tense but free flowing. Sonic but easy. Nothing in Burial's back cataloge stands up to repeated listening like this. One of the best thinks I've ever listened too - 6 months on - in any genre. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2012
    10
    Burial brings the intensity and attention to detail that made Untrue brilliant and creates an ambitious EP. Wielding two 10+ minute monsters, the Kindred EP presents the most triumphant and powerful classic Burial track yet in "Kindred," builds upon the minimal house leanings of "Raver" in "Loner," and breaks all of his previous restraints in the stunning, swirling "Ashtray Wasp." A standout and a beautiful sign of what's to come. Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    What else is a there to say about Burial. His unique nostalgic, imaginative production he innovates and thus created a sound like no other. 2007 surprising debut of Untrue spawned tracks such as Archangel and Raver that signified his real intention of making his own sound. Its very difficult to name a fault on Kindred with its introduction of drums constantly spinning with sampling thrown left, right, centre. Few need to understand this is an EP as to an album, he can blow away most of his competition to other albums that have been released. What game changers have in their pocket is to surprise its audience and to know not to release any form of art without perfection. Burial once again showed the world he is in no way slowing down and is far from becoming complacent. Buy the EP and support and be amazed. 9.5/10 Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2012
    10
    A beautiful blend of sounds. Truly mesmerizing and relaxing. I really hope I see more of this artist in the future. Still my favorite song is Forgive.
  6. Feb 19, 2012
    10
    It's truly brilliant work of young British with Dubstep. Music enjoyable to analyze, this EP demonstrates the creativity and ambitious minimalism. Fantastic! Expand
  7. Mar 8, 2012
    6
    While the somewhat ghostly bass sounds are his style i think it's getting a bit predictable it's not the "bass music " trend currently that is blinding me from seeing this as a surpurb album it's actually how average it is coming from someone like him. Expand

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