Burial is an anonymous dubstep musician from London. Burial’s eponymous debut album was released in 2006 to critical acclaim. The Wire magazine named it their album of the year and it came fifth in the Mixmag 2006 Album of the Year list.
On Friday, September 28, a message on the Hyperdub website announced a new Burial album. Untrue was released on November 5, 2007. Metacritic gave it album of the year 2007. Label owner Kode9 also posted tracklistings to dubstepforum.com. The vinyl and CD releases of the album feature different running orders and also have exclusive tracks. Although both albums have been met with much critical acclaim Burial had remained anonymous- in an interview, the artist has said “only five people know I make tunes”. However, in February 2008 The Independent reported that Burial was an alumnus of south London’s Elliott School named William Bevan (another alumnus, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, said in 2006 that Burial was in the year above him).Burial’s page on BMI’s Repertoire Search credits all his songs to William Bevan.