Burial is a monster in the hyberdub arena, which is one of those labels I just recently discovered. Untrue is an amazing record, and if you are like me who likes electronic music, but is not necessarily the dancing type, this is one atmospheric trip.
It all started with this post on the Rangefinder Filipinas website. Most of the people there are history fanatics, we even once screened a rare, post-war footage (c/o Uro dela Cruz) during one of our slideshow viewings, where Manila was literally flat from the bombings.
As a habit, and as a way of archiving online content I like, I imported the video to my Multiply account. Comments trickled in, from a handful of Multiply friends, then other Multiply users. Then the onslaught of invitations started to arrive from people who saw the video, and opened up a Multiply account just to comment. After the initial post, I had 50 or so invitations after a week, and I wasn’t so sure if I would add these people to my network. I decided to follow sense: active Mutliply users with interesting-enough content uploaded are a yes, and everyone else would be a no.
The video was posted on June 16, and I still have to weed through the invitations to this day. I don’t comment back, unless the commenter makes the extra effort to send a private message.