Four Walls - Massive Attack vs Burial - Four Walls / Paradise Circus (2011, Inhale Gold / The Vinyl Factory)
It would seem “production masterclass” is the new buzz phrase in album blurbs these days, but it’s not really hyperbole when talking about Burial.
The subject of prolonged rumour and intense speculation, Inhale Gold and The Vinyl Factory are proud to present Massive Attack’s long awaited collaboration with Burial, Four Walls / Paradise Circus.
These new Burial mixes of previously unreleased Massive Attack track ‘Four Walls’ and Heligoland favourite ‘Paradise Circus’ are available exclusively as limited vinyl edition of only 1000 copies worldwide.
Pressed on heavyweight 180g 12” vinyl housed in a stunning, hand numbered, gold glitter screen-printed sleeve designed by Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja (3D), this edition has been crafted by The Vinyl Factory, and is sure to become a highly coveted collectors item.
As you’d expect from these two acts these are no ordinary remixes and Burial has completely rebuilt both tracks in his own unique style providing a masterclass in production. You can hear ‘Four Walls’ below.
At around 12 minutes each, both ‘Four Walls’ and ‘Paradise Circus’ have been given the time and space to evolve and develop going way beyond the scope of normal remixes, with the end result two highly original, in every sense of the word, pieces of music.
This limited edition vinyl sold out in a matter of days, but one would assume and hope that there will also be a digital release. In the meantime, check out Burial’s reworking of Four Walls above. It’s one of his most ambitious projects to date, and I think it would be safe to say he pulls it off.