Enigmatic London producer Burial—real name William Emmanuel Bevan—has released two new songs, “Claustro” and “State Forest.”
The former track is a refreshingly club-oriented track, with a chopped and looped vocal sample over a pulsing synth line and a busy, characteristically Burial beat. The latter is aptly named: Much like ancient, monolithic trees that cast the darkest shadows in a state forest, this contemplative song towers over the listener with its ambient noise and soft synth stabs.
Burial hasn’t released a studio album since 2007’s Untrue and has focused on dropping two-song singles ever since. Last year, he released Fog / Shrine in collaboration with The Bug and worked with Kode9 (founder of Burial’s longtime label, Hyperdub) on FABRICLIVE 100, a mix for the FABRICLIVE series.
Listen to “Claustro” and “State Forest” here: