Following widespread speculation that Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) might also be the individual making music under the pseudonym of Burial, a series of new developments in the theory have confirmed that Hebden is indeed the man behind both aliases.
A Tumblr blog which was launched last year outlined many pieces of evidence that support that the theory is in fact true, but none of this information has been acknowledged or confirmed by either Four Tet or Burial.
In describing one particular facet of the supposition, the blog critically examines coincidences surrounding the real name Burial has given publicly for the man behind his alias, “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.”
The site also points out striking coincidences in both artists’ respective discographies, mentioning that the only releases from Burial not found on Kode9′s Hyperdub label come on Text Records, which is run by Kieran Hebden.
In addition to the collaborations between Burial and Four Tet, given the timing of each artist’s respective releases, the theory that Hebden is behind all of the music is further supported.
Initially, a recent tweet from Caribou sparked further investigation into the theory by a number of curious fans.
After receiving an overwhelming number of social media messages asking Hebden to address the rumours, the musician has finally confirmed via Facebook that he is indeed the mastermind behind two of the most highly respected musicians who are currently releasing music.