1. Ikonoklast (Insert Coin) 2. Idiot 3. Yoshimitsu 4. Fish 5. R.E.S.O.L. 6. They Are All Losing The War 7. Millie 8. Sahara Michael 9. Continue? 10. Heston 11. Psoriasis 12. Video Delays 13. Look (Final Boss Stage) 14. Red Marker Pens (Good Ending)
'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.
Tracklisting: Side A 1. Strange Neighbourhood 2. Antidawn
Side B 1. Shadow Paradise 2. New Love 3. Upstairs Flat
Topping off Hyperdub's 15th year, Burial selects 'tunes'from the last eight years of his EP releases on the label, for this very welcome two CD collection.
Sequenced by Burial, Tunes 2011-2019'shows the depth and brilliance of his post-Untrue'development; from long, twisting, collage works which travel through unexpected zones, to a more pointed, poppier side, and back again to the haunted, open horizons of his beatless pieces.
We hope this collection of Burial's work is familiar, yet unfamiliar, to each listener. 17 tracks across 150 minutes, all previously released, six being available on CD for the first time.
Tracklisting: CD 1 1. State Forest 2. Beachfires 3. Subtemple 4. Young Death 5. Nightmarket 6. Hiders 7. Come Down To Us 8. Claustro 9. Rival Dealer
CD 2 1. Kindred 2. Loner 3. Ashtray Wasp 4. Rough Sleeper 5. Truant 6. Street Halo 7. Stolen Dog 8. NYC
Angel-Ho is known as one of the founders of Non Worldwide, alongside Chino Amobi and Nkisi. Highly regarded as a DJ and electronic music producer, on Death Becomes Her she shifts things up to another level.
Pulling on inspiration from her flamboyant favourites from Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, and Bjork through to Kanye West, this ambitious, artful and sometimes radical album of neo-pop pushes the pop framework even further, often teetering on the brink of vertiginous chaos and dissonance, whilst slowly revealing its depth and grandeur once you settle into its sound world.
Alongside a cast of collaborators that include French producer Nunu, South African producer Baby Caramel, Asmara Maroof from Nguzunguzu, Bon and Gaika, Angel re-orientates the usual trans-atlantic pop sound to encompass a brace of experimental, diasporic producers to create beats that alternate between angular, propulsive, murky, loose, abrasive and breezy.
On top of these often advanced rhythms, she also raps and sings for the first time with lyrics about love, sex, glamour and struggle, universal fantasies, treated with an ambiguity that restructures the narrative within a trans-identity.
Her choice of guest MCs also reflects this energetic queering with K-$ and Qweezy from Cape Town, plus underground Asian American rapper K-Rizz laying down assertive bars.
On Death Becomes Her', Angel-Ho carves out a new space with her unique take on contemporary pop. Overflowing with charisma, sometimes reminiscent of Grace Jones, this album is fiercely sassy and celebratory. It feels like the start of something very exciting.
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. Business 2. Drama 3. Like A Girl ft. K Rizz 4. Jacomina 5. Muse To You 6. Good Friday Daddy ft. Queezy
Side B: 7. Cupido 8. Live 9. Desity 10. Pose 11. Bussy 12. Baby Tee ft. K-$ 13. Like That 14. Parachute