Friday, January 25, 2008

Burial - 'Archangel'

I've returned from some five years in the wilderness (Australia since you ask), fetching up in the sunlit uplands of the UK. After travelling for a couple of months in China and Japan, we arrived in London in the middle of the one the coldest snaps I can remember (or maybe it's always been that cold in Winter, and I had somehow forgotten).

Since then, I've been working in Paddington, walking the streets, a grimy mixture of dirty main roads and gleaming canal-side developments. And this Burial track, which I'm sure has been written about to death elsewhere, has been the perfect accompaniment. It's an urban masterpiece, the sound of disembodiment, of ghosts howling in the machine.

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