Tuesday, April 26, 2011
2011 Review (So Far): James Blake
James Blake is an English electronic music producer who fuses elements of minimalism with dubstep and tells introspective tales of love, alienation and childhood. Even through the effects he layers his voice with, you can hear the pain, as he sings "My brother and my sister don't speak to me, but I don't blame them," on the third track "I Never Learnt to Share."
James created all sorts of buzz in 2010 as he released 3 EPs and announced his arrival to the world. The EPs ended up on many end of the year lists and his full-length was one of the most anticipated albums of 2011. The buzz was real and his self titled debut is a truly amazing album. Check out his cover of Feist's "Limit to Your Love" which appears on the album.