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Sunday, 11 April 2010


While everyone else in the world seems to be outside embracing their shorts and sunglasses, i'm sitting in my basement studio, sunlight filtering in through the blinds and from the street above.

There has never been a better time to listen to Burial's entire back catalogue.

I'm bemused by how well this cold, morbid and chilling soundtrack to South London's streets works so well with my beautiful, quaint and picturesque suburban base. Perhaps it's because all i can actually see out the window is a few plants and a brick wall, knowing the street is up there somewhere and the world is probably revolving too.

Anyway, i digress. The point of this post is to bring to light some amazing quotes i've passed over this afternoon, all taken from the very few interviews Burial has ever given.

I feel i've finally found a spokesman.

Burial for Prime Minister.............

'If your well into tunes, your life starts to weave around them'

'I don’t really go on the internet, it’s like a ouija board, it’s like letting someone into your head, behind your eyes. It lets randoms in.'

'Being on your own listening to headphones is not a million miles away from being in a club surrounded by people, you let it in, you’re more open to it. Sometimes you get that feeling like a ghost touched your heart, like someone walks with you. In London, there’s a kind of atmosphere that everyone knows about but if you talk about it, it just sort of disappears.'

'If you alone could hear someone upset on the other side of the world, then maybe then you could do something about it. I was once in these mountains, you’d see these fires, other people sleeping out in the mountains, traders across the border, and that gives you this feeling, night time, awareness of other people sleeping. But all it is just a fire light. You see their firelight and you know they are there, that’s all you need. That’s what ties cities to places that aren’t together, deserts, forests, people. You watch over your city or area at night, you see the distant lights, fires burning in other places.'

'Some people, even when they’re quite young, and they’re in difficulty, maybe taking a battering in their life, but they still handle themselves with grace. I hope most people can be like that, hold it together, I wanted this album to be for people in that situation.'

'It's easy to fall away and fuck up and for many people there's no safety net. Sometimes one tune can mean everything, it's like a talisman.'

'I was going to give up, but she was sweet, telling me, ‘just do a tune, fuck everyone off, don’t worry about it.’ My dog died, and I was totally gutted about that. She was just like, ‘make a tune, cheer up, stay up late, make a cup of tea’. And I rang her mobile twenty minutes later and I’d made that ‘Archangel’ tune, and I was like, ‘I’ve made the tune, the tune you told me to make.’

'Where I’m from you're more likely to be sitting around talking about a Rufige Kru or 4hero tune, how much it meant to you, than some other kind of music. I like normal life. It’s weird now, people die and they’re still on Facebook or whatever the fuck else.'

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