Truant (4:10)

Cover of Truant / Rough Sleeper

From Truant / Rough Sleeper and 3 other releases

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  • CamelStrez

    man, tickles your brain in a unique way

    13 Jun 3:45am Reply
  • deepsignal

    It is very hard to explain how or why this is. There is meaning in each of the elements, the handling noise, the pitch-shifted vocal samples, the vinyl noise, the subtle reference to the all of the breaks-based sub-genres though a sort of haze, and the varying tempos, the songs within songs. It is the present haunting the past. To those that argue that it’s just a bunch of samples thrown together I argue the opposite. I very much commend Burial on his ability to convey this vibe through music and sound alone. And if you don’t get it you are not the target audience, so just move along to something more basic.

    9 Jun 3:19pm Reply
  • deepsignal

    If you don’t like this song or think it is boring you don’t really get it, and that’s ok. It is not for everyone. My opinion is that this track is magical. It is very soothing. Where vaporwave is a recontextualizing of 90’s corporate background music and slow jams Truant/Rough Sleeper does the same for 90’s underground dance music but on a much more sophisticated level. In order to fully appreciate Truant/Rough Sleeper you had to have traveled. I would argue that you have had to love, and appreciate all the various genres of electronic dance music from the 20 years prior and just lived your life through it while the track itself is not dance music. Truant is like a flashback of a drunken memory of going out on a Saturday night to clubs or raves in the 90’s or 00’s and while Rough Sleepers like waking up at 2pm on Sunday the next day. It lived very much in the contexts of a past.

    9 Jun 3:19pm Reply
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  • Apache_31rus

    Лучший. Лентяй. Действительно про него.

    14 Apr 3:16pm Reply
  • superjchamma

    That ending is fucking wild.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    @malonemuert: that's called an opinion, you can't post it as a fact.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • dewg0ng

    first parts amAZING

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • beablossom

    what a booomb .

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • malonemuert

    my use of word "pitchfork" doesn't change a thing about this track being overhyped rubbish

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • hkitty

    oh man, this track is a real masterpiece.. even the outro is great!! luv it

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • solidsnake_

    dat finale

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • billnepill2

    So many highlights in this 1

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • denzilr


    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    oh my god pitchfork likes him - must be terrible and overrated! can't comprehend how some people genuinely enjoy his music and/or truly feel he's fucking fantastic! The second someone mentions pitchfork when complaining about an artist, all credibility goes out the window. You're complaining about a culture, not a song.

    18 Aug 2013 Reply
  • malonemuert

    ok, I see now how my post might have been confusing - I wasn't referring to minecraft sample, just shouting about the track

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • malonemuert

    I don't give a shit what he samples, this track is excellent example of overrated and overhyped "pitchfork star" Burial always was - just throw 1000's of samples and boring beat and you'll get another "masterpiece", right.

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
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  • The_SchizoidMan

    Unbelievably beautiful and sexual. [3]

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
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