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BURIAL 'Untrue'

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BURIAL returns with 'Untrue', a new record of weird soul music, which lovingly processes spectral female voices into vaporized R&B and smudged 2step garage. Vocal lines are blurred, smeared, pitched up pitched down and pitch bent until their content is cast adrift from their original context and they whisper their saccharin sweet nothings into the void. The album continues with the debut's crackle-drenched yearning and bustling syncopations, haunted by the ghosts of rave, but also reveals some new burial treats with a more glowing, upbeat energy. kicking off with the skittering 2step syncopations and vocal science of "Archangel", "Near Dark" and "Ghost Hardware", before long it descends into a space of radiant divas and ambiance. Where 'Burial' first was humid, suffocating and unrelentingly sad, 'Untrue' is less sunless. Many of the tracks are so sweet, they become toxic, underscored by the almost geological rumbles of growling basslines. Unlike the overpoweringly melancholic prevailing mood of before, BURIAL's sound is now better defined as a downcast euphoria typified by the epic, muted optimism of the album's last track "Raver". Forget central heating - the radioactivity of this album is all that you'll need to keep you warm this winter.