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Burial Grid – Guaraparinga 1998: Anachronistic Dark Wave

With a name like Burial Grid, you’re never going to expect a tame sound, are you? As soon as the beat kicked to the Synth Wave artists latest single Guaraparinga 1998 I found myself in a lucidly pioneering soundscape of eccentric effects which certainly didn’t disappoint.

The clear-cut beats are riddled around the heavy bassline, as the instrumental composition thrashes and pulls in every possible direction in a delightfully macabre fashion. If anyone is looking for a soundtrack to a horror film, Burial Grid may just be the modern-day equivalent to Bernard Hermann who created the Psycho soundtrack. Yet, Burial Grid likes to keep his beats old school with 80’s inspired Dark Wave synth created by vintage machines for a pioneeringly anachronistic sound.

For fans of Big Delta Wave, you won’t want to miss out on the dread distilled aural alchemy which the artist may describe as ‘nostalgia gone wrong’, but from where I’m sitting his music is heading in exactly the right direction.

You can check out Brutal Grid’s latest single Guaraparinga 1998 on SoundCloud now

Connect with Burial Grid via Facebook and keep up to date with his delightfully dissonant new releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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