Anyone with access to the internet probably already knows that a new EP by Burial appeared as a download release on the Hyperdub website a couple of days ago. A vinyl version is in production, but at the time of writing we are unable to confirm an exact release date while quality control checks are still being completed. Watch this space for more definite news, hopefully very soon. In the meantime, the pre-order hotlines are open. Featuring three new tracks pressed on high grade 180g vinyl for optimum sound reproduction, and running beyond 30 minutes, the ‘Kindred EP’ is an ambitious work that pushes further into the unique musical territory Burial occupies.
“We are excited to announce the latest release from Kieran Hebden’s brilliant TEXT RECORDS…“A two track collaborative twelve inch from Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke…“A-side is titled ‘EGO’, AA-side titled ‘MIRROR’. Plain black house bag and black label.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Four Tet, and dubstep enigma Burial have teamed up for a 12? on Four Tet’s Text record label. A press release notes that both tracks will air tonight, 11:00 p.m. GMT, on UK radio station Rinse FM during Four Tet’s session with UK knob-twiddler Floating Points.
Between them Thom Yorke, Burial andFour Tet are responsible for some of the most inventive, spell binding and emotionally involving music Britain has produced over the past decade. Now the three of them have confirmed details of a potentially fantastic 12 inch.
It is not yet known to what extent each will be involved, although the cast list alone makes this big news. Of course, Four Tet and Burial have worked together before. The pair released a split 12 inch on Text, which has gone on to become a collector’s item. Kept to a limited edition, the two producers cut a pair of tracks which veered between dubstep, garage and IDM.
Thom Yorke is the odd one out, having been remixed by both producers yet never working directly with them. Fresh from the artistic success of ‘The King Of Limbs’ the new 12 inch is the latest blast of material the songwriter has been involved in. Meawhile, Four Tet has been in the mood for collaboration recently. Kiren Hebden is working on another 12 inch with Caribou producer Dan Snaith, the results of which are set to drop later this Spring.
Kode9, dubstep's original bass provocateur, straight dubstep royalty!Head honcho of Hyperdub, his critically imperative record label that has unleashed Brit Award nominee Burial, along with 12s from Zomby, The Bug, Darkstar, Ikonika, Joker, LD.Â As a DJ, Kode's sets are legendary. Beginning at the home of dubstep FWD as their first ever resident DJ to playing to 8000 people at Sonar, his ability to infuse dub, jungle and techno into future bass riddims is without peer.As a producer he's released his own full-length album on Hyperdub along with groundbreaking 12s on Tempa, Soul Jazz, Ninja Tune and a shitload more. Gig details here