Style: UK Garage, Future Garage, Uk Bass
Quality: MP3 320 kbps
Cat# LDN083Review: Keeping with themes of continuum is Burial's return to Keysound backed by a Blackdown VIP dub and remix of the track "Arklight" by Joseph Whittle's Heatmap project. For Burial, it shows a '90s-inspired and hopeful sound from an artist revelling in the skylit clouds this time opposed to the dusty streetscapes of his known soundworld. "Space Cadet" sounds exactly that, with spirals of Asiatic chimes and new age synths - peppered by crackles and white noise - matched by the rave and post-hardcore melodies of "Dark Gethsemane". Keeping the EP firmly rooted on terra firma though is the hype dub cut "This Journey" by Blackdown - preaching more of a positive message - next to the boxy claps and spiralling arpeggios of that Heatmap remix. An EP for the times: Shock Power Of Love.
Blackdown — This Journey VIP 4:04
Burial — Dark Gethsemane 10:00
Heatmap — Arklight (Blackdown Remix) 4:03
Burial — Space Cadet 9:30