Burial debuts on XL Recordings with EP “Dreamfear/Boy Sent From Above”

Burial‘s two-track EP “Dreamfear/Boy Sent From Above” is now available on streaming platforms, courtesy of XL Recordings.

After some teasing from XL Recordings, Burial has finally shared some new music in the form of a double single titled ‘Dreamfear/Boy Sent From Above.’ These new tracks mark his first solo release with the label after almost twenty years of collaboration with Hyperdub/Kode9.

The opening track, the rave-infused yet melancholic “Dreamfear,” samples vocals from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (“I am the high one/I am the lord of ecstasy”), while “Boy Sent From Above” appears to channel Italo-disco in its first part. Despite exploring new sonic territories and its deconstructed structure, the EP retains the atmospheric pirate tape hisses, subtle crackles, spray paint rattles, and recycled samples that have defined the elusive producer’s idiosyncratic sound.