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Friday
Feb082013

James Blake returns.

EDIT: Updated with official video.

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Thank goodness. (skip to 1:10)

Wednesday
Aug242011

James Blake + Justin Vernon = Fall Creek Boys Choir

This just dropped on BBC Radio 1 a few minutes ago after much hype/speculation. I hope there's more of this to come.

Saturday
Jan082011

British Experimental post-crooning

Man, the UK is kinda on fire as of late. Gorillaz are certified pop stars, The XX kinda ruled 2010, Jessie J seemingly popped right out of the internet and onto the charts. Now there's this guy. Parts D'Angelo, Bon Iver and Antony, and parts Aphex Twin, Fever Ray and Skream - James Blake is dancing the line of soul and experimental and keeps you guessing the whole time.

First heard about him with the CMYK joint, but his sound has since morphed into a sultry mix of assured crooning, melting blips and beeps and frightening rumblings of unease. Peep his gorgeous song and video for his haunting cover of Feist's Limit To Your Love:

And here's a live version of The Wilhelm Scream, off his forthcoming self-titled debut album (pre-order it here):