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Burial Is Not Four Tet



From the first few successful releases by mysterious artist Burial many people have wondered just who is behind the elusive production moniker with detecive playing music fans casting wild aspersions as to the real identity belongs to. Yes from Aphex Twin to Fatboy Slim all sorts of weird and wonderful guesses have been made as to who is behind the guise since his Mercury Prize nomination back in 2008 before rare information was given on the artist by Joe Goddard of Hot Chip whom claims the producer attended the same school in London. Such is the level on internet based intrigue that a new hoax has quickly gathered momentum that Kieran Hebden AKA Four Tet is actually behind the work and led to an outpouring of falsely decalred “I told you so’s” and the triumphant blogging of website burialisfourtet.tumblr.com.

Most people agree that the name given William Bevan is a pseudonym and is actually a reference to a funeral home in England. Thus the most plausible hypothesis for many is Burial is Four Tet; as amongst other electronic acts they are listed as attending the same Elliott School in London and after years of rumors,  Kieran wanted to finally reveal that he and Burial were one and the same. Unfortunately for amatuer members of mystery inc. the magazine article that ‘revealed’ what many had long suspected was written by a satirical blog that at the bottom of the piece in the small print added unnoticed “ All content on this website is entirely satirical. The findings of this content are false and check the sources before posting tweets or Facebook updates from headlines absurd .

The supposed facebook screen shot of Fourtet’s facebook page confirming the news is false although Caribou’s tweet wondering why it took him so long to realise his friend is Burial is genuine and put up as a wind up to exacerbate the rumours.

So there you have it Four Tet is NOT Burial. Remember you heard it here first…

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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