Elusive London producer Burial will release a new five-track EP called Antidawn on January 6, with a physical arriving later in the month.
Although coming slightly after the festive period, it does feel like a return to the wintry surprises he sprung with “Truant”/”Rough Sleeper” in 2012 and Rival Dealer in 2013.
According to the press release, Antidawn “explores an interzone between dislocated, patchwork songwriting and eerie, open-world, game space ambience.”
“In the resulting no man’s land, lyrics take precedence over song, lonely phrases colour the haze, a stark and fragmented structure makes time slow down.
“Antidawn seems to tell a story of a wintertime city, and something beckoning you to follow it into the night. The result is both comforting and disturbing, producing a quiet and uncanny glow against the cold. Sometimes, as it enters ‘a bad place’, it takes your breath away. And time just stops.”
The EP can be pre-ordered from Burial’s Bandcamp.
Below see the sleeve painting by Maya Hewitt, and beneath check out Antidawn‘s tracklist.
Antidawn track list:
1. STRANGE NEIGHBOURHOOD
3. SHADOW PARADISE
4. NEW LOVE
5. UPSTAIRS FLAT