Burial Discusses New Music, Shares Rare Selfie

Written by Tom Williams on 3rd February, 2014

Burial Discusses New Music, Shares Rare Selfie

Reclusive trip-hop and future garage figurehead Burial, real name William Emmanuel Bevan, has shared a message with fans via his label’s website. Posting on hyperdub.net, Burial offered up an unusually candid selfie and some thoughts about his future in music.

“I want to do some new tunes this year,” Bevan says. “Hopefully by the end of most years I have done some tunes that are decent enough to release.”

He then pulls himself back, remembering that his time might be a little more limited. “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.”

Bevan also discusses the desire to revive some of his older, unreleased material. “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.”

Perhaps this move was inspired by Four Tet, who released some of his older material digitally for the first time recently.

Bevan also offers up a massive thank you to his friends and family, as well as “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”. Check out Burial’s full message below, alongside the aforementioned candid selfie.

Burial’s latest release is the 2013 EP Rival Dealer. His two studio albums, 2006's self-titled release and 2007's Untrue, both remain reference points in underground electronic music and have been widely acclaimed.

Burial’s message in full:

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

Image via Burial / Hyperdub


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