Four Tet Tweets burialisfourtet.tumblr.com -
On December 14th, 2012, a tweet came from Four Tet’s Twitter handle. The tweet contained only a link to this very Tumblr, burialisfourtet.com. The tweet comes almost a year since the Tumblr was launched, but we here at Burial Hypothesis HQ, are glad to see that Four Tet has at least noticed the hypothesis.
It important to note that as a piece of evidence, Four Tet’s tweeting of the site does not sway the hypothesis one way or the other. Rather, it seems to only confuse the matter more so. We must answer new questions now, such as, “Why did Four Tet choose to tweet a site containing the Burial hypothesis?” One possibility is that it was done in jest, to mock the idea. But on the other hand, maybe Four Tet has drawn attention to the matter to point out something seemingly ridiculous, in an attempts to cover up the truth. Either way, we still lack any definitive evidence that can be used to argue against the original hypothesis, that Burial is Four Tet. Until Four Tet confronts the hypothesis with a response, something beyond mere recognition of its existence, we still will not know for sure.
We await a response from Four Tet to the hypothesis, as other Burial fans surely do as well. Stay tuned.
In September of 2010, Burial and Kode9 did a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ send off show.
Steven Goodman and Mary Anne Hobbs plausibly know Burial’s identity, as Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet.
Seven of Burial’s total ten releases have been on Hyperdub Records, founded and run by Steven Goodman aka Kode9.
Two of Burial’s releases not on Hyperdub Records are on Text Records. Text Records was founded by Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet.
One of the two releases on Text Records was a collaboration between Four Tet and Burial, the 12” EP entitled Moth/Wolf Cub. Nothing is known about the production of the release, save the title and artists involved.
The other Text Records release was a collaboration between Four Tet, Burial, and Thom Yorke, the 12” EP entitled Ego/Mirror.
The only Burial release not on either Hebden’s own Text Records or Goodman’s Hyperdub Records was a collaboration with Massive Attack in 2011. The release was titled Four Walls/Paradise Circus, released by Inhale Gold and the Vinyl Factory.
Burial’s identity, as Four Tet, might be known by a very small group of people: Steven Goodman, Thom Yorke, and Massive Attack (Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall), by some in this group, or by none at all. Simply because these artists have worked with Burial, does not mean that any know his identity.
It remains only plausible that someone is in on the ‘secret’ behind Four Tet’s side project of Burial.
William Bevan -
Burial has “revealed” his identity as a man named William Emmanuel Bevan.
The sixth Google result when one searches “William Bevan” is an independently family-owned funeral service. According to their website, William Bevan Funeral Directors serves the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire areas. The funeral service is specifically based out of Ross-on-Wye, a small market town in southwestern England. The town is two and a half hours W-NW of London.
Funeral homes assist with the cremation or burial of the deceased.
Who is Burial?
The purpose of the question is not so much to reveal the person behind the mystery, but more so to show that what is currently known is mainly falsity. However, inference allows for an informed guess as to who Burial is.
And that is Four Tet.
Thus, the hypothesis: Burial is Four Tet.
All posts will be discrete depictions of evidence supporting the hypothesis that Burial is not who ‘he himself’ has claimed to be, but rather that he is Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet. Only information that is accessible to anyone online, mainly textual and historical in nature, will be referred to as ‘proof’.
Evidence will be pointed to, and it is up to the reader to determine the accuracy of the hypothesis.
Hopefully this is less an exercise of threat and more one of not taking things as they are fed to us, but instead looking for the possibility of more…