Manages to sound thoroughly modern whilst harking back to various points in the previous century. Chilled and subdued but with an undeniable menace backing it up. Decent speakers are absolutely essential to do that bottom end justice.
Favorite track: Purple Sea ft. Madame Gandhi.
perhaps not so innovative, given Burial's stylistic parameters, these tracks are more like a frolic, made of fragments who are like distant relatives, getting nowhere really, but still being enjoyable in their atmospheric anticipation. This is more so in the case of Nightmarket, which fits what I like to think of as lo-fi trance, as anticipated in a superb track like ashtray wasp, although with a beatless and more orchestral approach in this case. aelena