Posted in music on January 31, 2014

Burial

Burial, who has given us some of the best electronic music of the past few years (most recently, the Rival Dealer EP), had revealed himself to be Will Bevan (with a small picture) in the past, though that hasn't stopped speculation that he is Four Tet or a woman or someone else entirely. Hopefully now those speculations can be put to rest now that he's posted a selfie to Hyperdub's website, which Hyperdub confirms is real. He also posted a long note, which you can read below...

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Hi this is will, I just want to say thank you to anyone out there who liked my burial tunes & supported me over the years. its really appreciated. Massive thank you anyone who got my records & all producers, DJs, radio stations, labels, shops, writers & journalists.. anyone who played my tunes, gave them a listen, or helped me out with it, made me want to keep going with it. Also shout out anyone who sent me tunes, messages, anyone I met along the way & a big shout out to anyone who supports or does independent & underground music.

I want to do some new tunes this year to send to my boss Steve and the label because they've been going 10 years now and have stuck by me. Hopefully by the end of most years I have done some tunes that are decent enough to release. but Dark Souls 2 is on the horizon soon so I'm not sure if I will have many new tunes for a while because I need to play that game a lot. But I'm going to try to get some new tunes together before it comes out.

Also I want to go and find some old tunes I did that still sound alright and never came out.. It would be nice to finally put some of them out on vinyl one day.

Also I want to tell my Mum my Dad my brothers and my sister that I love them to bits. Big shout out to the UK & everywhere else. Cheers & respect to everyone and anyone...be safe & take care

Will

(via Pitchfork)

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Tags: Burial, Hyperdub

Comments (26)

If he ever plays live I would be so deep in a k hole I wouldn't even live to tell the tale.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:06 AM

Haxan Cloak is better.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:08 AM

So now we can stop with the Four Tet is Burial thing, right?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:41 AM

the decks are hidden in the chickpea cans

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:51 AM

finally. this man is brilliant.

I really hope he starts touring.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 12:02 PM

I didn't realize a mere photo described as horrible trendy, new hippy-hip terminology of an over-hyped artist was news at all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 1:12 PM

ohmygod i just loaded in my pants. anyone else load?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 1:15 PM

He only has one ear. Wtf.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 1:29 PM

So he was bothered enough about the online speculation that he was some sort of tranny to finally post a clear pic of himself?

How utterly fucking pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 2:26 PM

^ He posted the first pic in 2008, and no one called him a tranny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 2:39 PM

^ Ok, dumbass. I'll explain it so even someone like you can understand. He posted this most recent pic because people online were speculating he was now a pre or post op tranny. This apparently bothered him so much he had to make it clear he wasn't.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 2:49 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 2:54 PM

burial means nothing to the majority that read this blog. no one here has any taste regarding house and techno.

keep on rocking the DFA tunes bros.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 5:22 PM

^ Burial fucking sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:34 PM

It's official. I'm ancient & unhip.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 7:13 PM

Who said he was a "tranny?" Show me the links, which I assume have included a variety of popular alternative music outlets in order to have stirred such a public controversy for him to feel compelled to defend himself from such slander. Also, show me where in the post he expressed his outrage and discomfort at being labeled transexual. Also, explain to me, being the dumbass I am, how this picture in any way differentiates from the one he posted six years ago and how that would somehow "validate" his proud, male, hetero non-trans gender identity in a way that the near-identical picture from six years ago failed to. I await your reply, weirdly angry and obsessively-specific hipster bro.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 10:19 PM

Say what you will, but this is probably the humblest producer ever seen. Ever hear of daft punk?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:14 PM

1019 go fuck yourself with that diatribe

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 4:29 AM

omg 10:19 = such a dumbass

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 7:28 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 8:32 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 8:32 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 8:32 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 8:33 AM

get bent

Posted by blayne | February 1, 2014 11:36 PM

Turn all of your lights off, Grab the nearest pillow, clutch it tight and listen to this album throughout.

Posted by Martines | February 17, 2014 3:45 AM

My take on the vocals has has always been: I want you - baby by my my side Nobody's by my side There you are But I think it's like backmasking; you hear the words you want to hear and what makes sense to you.

Posted by Esben | November 3, 2014 5:38 PM

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