Burial is set to drop something special on January 6, 2022.
‘Antidawn' is set to be Burial’s longest record since his last full-length album, 2007’s famed ‘Untrue’, featuring five new tracks running for a lengthy 44 minutes.
The EP will be released digitally on January 6, while physical copies in the way of CDs and vinyl will drop on January 26 next year.
The news also comes alongside a new photo of the artist, one of only two that have been released in Burial's extensive 15-year music career.
So far, the record has been described as “an interzone between dislocated, patchwork songwriting and eerie, open-world, game space ambience”.
It appears that the record will also see some of Burial’s versatile use of vocal sampling, where “lyrics take precedence over song” in tracks that feel stripped back of electronic elements.
“‘Antidawn’ seems to tell a story of a wintertime city, and something beckoning you to follow it into the night,” a statement continues, alluding to Burial’s typical dark sound returning.
“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.”
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In May, Burial teamed up with Blackdown for a surprise four-track release - ‘Shock Power Of Love’. The split EP marked the first longer release from the elusive artist since 2013.
Find out more about ‘Antidawn’, released via Hyperdub, here, and check out the album artwork below.
1. STRANGE NEIGHBOURHOOD
3. SHADOW PARADISE
4. NEW LOVE
5. UPSTAIRS FLAT
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