Album of the week:
James Blake - James Blake
(Song: The Wilhelm Scream)
Blake provides a masterclass in the use of space and silence to create a sense of emotional heaviness. With just a brush of piano, the clack of percussion, and a ghostly aura of sub bass, the downbeat emotion of the record more than warrants attention. Truly astounding.
Make sure you have this in your arsenal of albums.
“‘One thing the world really doesn’t need is another straightforward singer-songwriter. It could do with invention and originality, with music that sounds utterly of the moment, in that you struggle to imagine it being made at any point in time before now: precisely the qualities James Blake has.”
- Alexis Petridis (The Guardian)