Subtemple

Burial - Subtemple
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 72 ratings
2017 Ratings: #547
May 26, 2017 / Release Date
EP / Format
Hyperdub / Label
Ambient / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Exclaim!

Subtemple/Beachfires may disappoint those who admire Bevan mainly for his distinctive and influential beats, but no one sounds quite like him, and this distinctive piece of work is no exception.

64
Resident Advisor

"Beachfires" conveys sacred spaces—places of worship and natural landscapes—with a clarity that illuminates Burial's inner world. On "Subtemple," he sounds lost in a void.

50
Pretty Much Amazing

As Burial continues to explore the outer reaches of ambient dub, he is just sailing endless gray swamps. Is it relatively unexplored territory? Sure. But maybe its unexplored for a reason.

Plats
50
Burial moves into ambient territory on this one... and it's frustrating. These tracks go absolutely nowhere and the attempts at atmosphere never reach the emotional heights that made his previous efforts great.

Subtemple: 4
Beachfires: 6

Score:
5
Average
Slush_Puppy
48
I guess this is a sound collage ambient EP??
If that's the case it's not a good one that's for sure.
TheRootBoy
58
While uploads my lists onto the site and releasing which albums work and don’t, this is just one of those examples of an album/EP not starting a list off well. I was honestly pretty meh about this two track EP for it felt lagging and unkept. It holds onto the breath of Burial but doesn’t release out a familiar wind. It’s just meh and the best thing I listened to in 2016 regarding EPs that is worth the number 15 spot.
thinwhiteduke
45
Dull, forgettable, and at times even annoying. Easily Burial's least engaging moment in what thus far has been a mystifying career.
Br
50
At least as far as "Subtemple" is concerned, did Burial forget that he is a musician and thus should at least attempt to create "music"? "Beachfires" was a lot closer at least...
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Added on: May 19, 2017