Last year I spent three hours researching the “Four Tet is Burial” hoax before realizing the tip I was working off came from a satire site. I felt dumb then and feel dumb now admitting it, but the truth is, if you squint hard enough and go down the wormhole, it wasn’t the craziest theory. It’s been part of the Burial mystique since Day One. But today, the man behind Burial has revealed his identity: and it is, as we’ve been told, one William Bevan (yep, this dude). That’s Occam’s Razor for ya. Bevan posted a selfie (above) and a short note on Hyperdub’s site earlier today to thank his fans and label and presumably to end the runaround once and for all. As long as he’s still making incredible music, I’m just as happy knowing who he is as I am being completely in the dark. Read his note below.
Hi this is will, I just want to say thank you to anyone out there who liked my burial tunes & supported me over the years. its really appreciated. Massive thank you anyone who got my records & all producers, DJs, radio stations, labels, shops, writers & journalists.. anyone who played my tunes, gave them a listen, or helped me out with it, made me want to keep going with it. Also shout out anyone who sent me tunes, messages, anyone I met along the way & a big shout out to anyone who supports or does independent & underground music.
I want to do some new tunes this year to send to my boss Steve and the label because they’ve been going 10 years now and have stuck by me. Hopefully by the end of most years I have done some tunes that are decent enough to release. but Dark Souls 2 is on the horizon soon so I’m not sure if I will have many new tunes for a while because I need to play that game a lot. But I’m going to try to get some new tunes together before it comes out.
Also I want to go and find some old tunes I did that still sound alright and never came out.. It would be nice to finally put some of them out on vinyl one day.
Also I want to tell my Mum my Dad my brothers and my sister that I love them to bits. Big shout out to the UK & everywhere else. Cheers & respect to everyone and anyone…be safe & take care