Re: 2013 - albums of the year
posted at 1/11/2014 7:59 AM EST
In response to yogafriend's comment:
In response to Rich1273's comment:
In response to StalkingButler's comment:
My favorite release of 2013 is the EP "Rival Dealer" by Burial.
Just amazing music.
Burial: Come Down To Us (Hyperdub 2013): http://youtu.be/M1bb2JakOmo via @youtube
Agreed. Loved that. A notch below Kindred EP. I've heard six different releases from Burial, 4 EPs and 2 albums and they're all good.
Dreamstone by Sorrow is also a 2013 release and it's also Future Garage like Burial.
What is future garage? You seem to use many of the labels that Wikipedia uses, some more recent than others, but either way, do they really mean anything? When there are fewer than a dozen artists that fit a (newly created) sub-genre, what differentiates it? It's all DJ/house music, isn't it? Experimental. All computerized.
Also, you'd get more feedback if you provided links once in a while; it's much easier to check out a track when a link is provided, esp. since you seem to mention quite a bit music that falls into a similar category. Otherwise, I'll just stick with Massive Attack. :)
I'm not good at explaining it, so I copy/pasted this from the music site I frequent
Also known as: Nu-Garage, Post-Garage, Space Garage, Minimal Garage, Atmospheric Garage
Future Garage is a newer style of UK Garage which originally developed as a result of some Dubstep producers reacting against the prevalent trends in that genre. These producers made music which was far closer to the 2-Step and UK Garage of the late 90s and early 00s than that of their contemporaries, deliberately eschewing the heavy wobble bass commonplace in dubstep. The other distinguishing feature of Future Garage is that it is much more accessible for "home listening" than UK Garage was - IDM is often a clear influence. The resulting sound is often quite minimalistic, with skittery, broken rhythms and bright, clean melodies.
Of the dubstep producers who pioneered this strand of UK garage, the best known is Burial, along with many others on Hyperdub. Futher back in time, there are also clear similarities with the music of MJ Cole and the Broken Beat movement of the early 00s. The term Future Garage was originally coined by Sub.fm's Whistla, who also set up L2S Recordings, the genre's first dedicated label. Other notable artists include FaltyDL, Brackles, Shortstuff, and Joy Orbison.
Burial has two full length albums, of those Untrue is the best. I think his most acclaimed release is Kindred EP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mes3lJEryYI