I don’t have much to contribute to the discussions about modern electronic music, or what Burial means, but I do think it’s important to mention the idea of reflexivity. Music looking in on music being played. I think this is central. And certainly all performance must eventually be held up to a mirror…
In a near future post I’ll discuss half-step gearing on my vintage ~’72 Gitane and all grain home brewing, round one (no spelt! WTF!).
Sounds interesting. Ben Benjamin (Ben Mullins) explains:
“It [the album] was completed in April of 2000. I made the album for myself, never expecting anyone beyond a few friends to hear it. The title is a description of what inspired it. I would take long drives on back roads to clear my head, and I couldn’t figure out what CD to play. This was before the convenience of mp3 players, and I just wanted an album that was effective in the background or foreground, allowing my attention to wander and return effortlessly. It worked for me, and it would please me a great deal if it happens to do the same for other listeners.”
Ben Benjamin – For Long Drives And Temporary Diversions on Ghostly International, it does pique my interest.