WITH DOSH, ANDREW BRODER, ORVAR SMARASON, DAX PIERSON, JOSIAH WOLF, JEL, MIKE PATTON, DOUG MCDIARMID, DEE KESLER, LIZ HODSON, JESSE EDWARDS, JESSICA BAILIFF, OTHERS
most stuff collected, recorded, directed, produced and mixed 5/98-2/05 at mom's in Cincinnati, Fairmount and 11th Ave. in Oakland, and 10th St. in Berkeley. Additional stuff written and recorded in the homes or hotels of various contributors (see liner notes for more info)
released April 13, 2018
"weirdly Enya-esque and at the same time totally fucking good"
"ex-cLOUDDEAD producer cleverly merges shoegazer rock and hip-hop" (4 out of 5)
"a world-weary accumulation of sonic detritus... It's dirty and messy, unrepentant and way realer than a boatload of MTV bling."
"Burner is collage as soul purge."
"this innovative and challenging concept album... is, by degrees, startling, illuminating, terrifying and beautiful, and certainly defies all genre pigeonholing."
- The Irish Times
"a cinematic work, a work of focus and intensity, and a work that demands attention."
"a brilliant genre-defying epic with nods to electronic music, psychedelia, and hip-hop." (Album of the Week)
- Sound Fix Records
"...digital trip instrumental psychedelia hop found sound mayhem... This album is sublime." (4 stars)
"I don't think I've ever heard an artist put impurities to such good use,
indeed beats are frequently substituted for electronic interference. And you might think that wouldn't work, but somehow it does. In parts it's awkward, an effort. Yet thankfully, moments of pure musical beauty prevail. Don't ask me how, but this is some very relaxing food-for-thought music."
"Rarely does an album manage to surprise me with each successive track, but... Burner kept me on my toes with its unashamed experimentalism. I kept asking myself, "Who the fuck would make music like this?" before getting swept away in the next wave of churning, syrupy beats."
"a blistering slab of feral sonics... (it's actually the future of music...). Dark, discordant, eerie, dissonant, beautiful."
- Norman Records UK
"completely solid from beginning to end. You could defend yourself against an army of centaurs with this record."
- San Francisco Bay Guardian
"you can find me firmly caught between being impressed and disgusted by it all."