“Is Burial actually Four Tet?” hoax resurfaces online

The true identity of mysterious and hugely revered electronic musician Burial has always been subject to, specifically online, debate. And now the whole thing has ignited again, after a blog post – by a comedy website, may we add – claims to prove Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, to be the man behind the moniker.

The latest round in computer chair investigation started when fellow producer, and close friend of Hebden’s, Caribou posted the following message last month:

After giving a bit of background on the artists, the blog post also points its evidence to the following screenshot, which – on closer inspection – appears not to exist:

Naive readers also failed to see that the next day Caribou – real name Dan Snaith – issued this tongue-in-cheek follow-up:

Meanwhile, the actual Four Tet is set to release a new album – what he calls his “best” yet – by the end of the year.