Young Death/Nightmarket [EP]

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  • Summary: The two-track 12” vinyl EP for the London-based electronic producer was accidentally released five days early when several were sold on Black Friday in Toronto.
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  1. 75
    They are engaging, but ultimately don’t have the same replay-ability as the classic Bevan stuff.
  2. Dec 7, 2016
    There are moments of hymnal beauty, but it's unmoored from the hardcore nostalgia of Bevan's most affecting music. The context for Young Death / Nightmarket is harder to grasp, and before you know it, it drifts away.
  3. 70
    The electronic musician who calls himself Burial deals in blurry, melancholy, ominous implications. His first release since 2013 is a pair of tracks that are never far from dissolving into entropy.
  4. Dec 8, 2016
    These two tracks are light years removed from Untrue’s more streamlined songs. They are much more avant-garde and characteristic of an artist who trusts his instincts entirely.
  5. Dec 14, 2016
    It may not be as riveting or intense, but it still has the unmistakable Burial sound and it's still unpredictable, so it's still well worth the listener's time.
  6. Dec 7, 2016
    Both tracks feel like small pieces of a larger piece we don’t get to hear; there’s a wispy, vaporous, interlude quality to each, like we’re in a place where something just happened or something is about to happen but the present moment is all suggestion.
  7. Dec 7, 2016
    The London producer emphasizes structural variety over substance, and relies on former sonic signatures to push a release that remains distinguished within the electronic landscape. However, in the context of his oeuvre, Young Death / Nightmarket listens like just another cut of the same.
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  1. Dec 7, 2016
    Despite being a huge Burial fan, I found this EP to be a little disappointing. Short length aside, neither one of these tracks seem to goDespite being a huge Burial fan, I found this EP to be a little disappointing. Short length aside, neither one of these tracks seem to go anywhere; instead, they drift around in the same sonic space with only subtle variations, and don't stick around long enough to warrant their ambient nature.

    Even so, the sounds and melodies used here are gorgeous (as expected). It's absolutely worth listening to, but unfortunately fails to reach the epic standards set by Burial's previous work.