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Albums Of The Week: Burial | Antidawn

The enigmatic British producer lowers the volume for this immersive ambient affair.

Easy listening? Not quite. But this vaguely unsettling yet immersively flowing ambient outing from enigmatic British producer Burial (aka William Bevan) is the perfect soundtrack to a bitterly cold, glisteningly sunny winter morning. Or at least, that’s when I listened to it. In truth, I suspect the contemplative, cinematic and compelling Antidawn will go down just as well with a moody, rain-soaked afternoon, a warmly soothing sunset or even the quiet darkness of the late night. So maybe it is easy listening after all. Eye of the beholder and all.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Antidawn reduces Burial’s music to just the vapours.

The record explores an interzone between dislocated, patchwork songwriting and eerie, open-world, game space ambience. In the resulting no man’s land, lyrics take precedence over song, lonely phrases colour the haze, a stark and fragmented structure makes time slow down.

Antidawn seems to tell a story of a wintertime city, and something beckoning you to follow it into the night. The result is both comforting and disturbing, producing a quiet and uncanny glow against the cold. Sometimes, as it enters ‘a bad place’, it takes your breath away. And time just stops.”