I’ve always been a little uneasy about hype. The reviews at the end of last year were all uniformly glowing. But there was something about another stupid genre being created which pissed me off. “Dubstep”. I mean how the fuck is that helpful.The someone suggested “Hyperdub” again I have no idea what that means. Grime, Math rock, Post punk, Post rock, avant pop. These are just fucking lazy pigeon holes . If one were to be honest the reason for creating a genre is to pigeon hole a record that is so fucking different it defies definition. Untrue is such an album and Burial is such a band. Screw pigeon holes. I’m not going to explain this record to you. I’ve posted a fan video of the wonderful track Archangel. You can make up your own mind.
My thoughts on Untrue (for what they’re worth) is that it may in fact be one of the most important records to be released last year. I have never heard anything that sounds like it. It made me think of Massive Attack, Tricky and the Postal Service yet without sounding like any of them. This is now in my Top Ten records of all time. Yeah it may be difficult to reconcile that an admirer of Merzbow is singing the praises of an isolationist R n’ B record but good music is still good music whatever the genre.