Average User Score: 8.5Dec 17, 2013As a huge fan of Burial previous works, I was very impatient in waiting for the new release. As everytime, I didn't even liked it when i first heard it.
After few listens I found it a good record, but not as rich and musically original as Untrue for example. What I also don't like comparing to his previous works, is too much sentimentality and too less fun, not enough groove or anything to contrast the melancholic style and elongate vocals. It may be called "style" but it's something, that make me feel a bit emotionally manipulated and I don't want to feel that way.
Changes that I actually like the most is that more specific topic of songs has been chosen, he didn't just focused on emotions or most common topic love. He not only knows how to produce music and say a message but also connects those things. There are moments, when He don't use words to push a story forward but instead a composition of sounds. It makes me not to hear a story but imagine one. I'm not a big fan of more "light" sound of this release. I think it's much harder to make a very good record like that, because where is more light everything is more flattened, there is less depth, it makes music more commercial, even when it's Burial.
It's a good EP, but not as good as most of His previous releases.… Expand