Monday, December 26, 2011

9.) Street Halo EP - Burial (Top 20 Albums of 2011)

Street Halo EP
Hyperdub Records.

People consumed this EP as a taster to some imminently announced Untrue successor that, so far, hasn’t come to be. While I agree with the notion that three tracks clocking in at a combined twenty-minutes can’t quell the anticipation for a full-length release, Street Halo EP comes damned close. Neither the title track nor ‘Stolen Dog’ ever strays from their dancefloor genes, instead building a terse mood beneath Burial’s gritty hooks. And sandwiched between these new dubstep classics lies the sensual ‘NYC’, which percolates the walls of a room with a rainy night ambience. There’s more than enough beauty in these three longer-than-average pieces to swim in.

Word has it that early 2012 will see Burial return with yet another new EP. Details are scarce at the moment but, if Street Halo is anything to base our hopes on, it looks to be another triumphant year for one of electronic music’s chief mysteries.

1 comment:

You Are My Symphonic said...

Another great one. I like the driving progressive beat, less empty space than "Untrue".