About The Cold Cut...

The musings of a teenage audiophile. Indie, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, Dance, Dubstep, Garage, Metal... music crosses all boundaries. The Cold Cut is devoted to giving you a taste of what's going on in music at the moment.

About Me

A 17 year old taking his first tentative steps into the world of blogging. In my first year, its been up and down, from the slow first months to a busy time around the one year anniversary.

Music For The Dark Times

You would expect that the Christmas spirit would make people happier, but in reality, Christmas spirit at school is an absolute nightmare. The teasing advent calenders reveal how little time is left at this place. Songs are even recited by the lower years:
"One more day to go
One more day of sorrow
One more day in this old dump
And I'll be home tomorrow!"
Reading that, I realise how childish it is, but this place is depressing. Considering we have excruciatingly long days at my school, even on Saturday(!), you would think the staff would cut us a little slack, with only a week left. But no; instead they press on. It's not as if I haven't got enough to worry about with a 4000 word physics research project. My only comforts and distractions are my friends and my music, which save me from the general moodiness and depression that occurs when the sun sets at 4 o'clock.
There is one artist that has been on repeat at nighttime, due to the fact that I feel like his album was written for me, to suit my mood at this exact moment in time. A quick search on Google shows that I am not alone in this: Burial's new album 'Untrue' is a late entry for best album of the year. But classing it among the other great albums of 2007 is a mistake, because none of the other albums on my list (soon to be posted) are as unique and daring as 'Untrue', or lie under such a cool moniker as 'dubstep'.

Burial is the working name of an anonymous dubstep artist thought to reside in London. He doesn't do live shows, and despite being a ghost he's released two critically acclaimed albums since 2006: his self titled debut and 'Untrue'. Both of these albums are a bit special; I can't quite pin my finger on- or explain- the way they make me feel, but lets just say they are both brilliant. Which is weird, I suppose, considering that you would do well to find a more solemn couple of albums. The main reasons they appeal to me are the layered beats, synths and vocals. It's not so much your typical music as an emotional recording of sounds. And it works...

Burial- Shell Of Light
Burial- Etched Headplate
Burial- Ghost Hardware
Burial- Archangel