Pin It
Favorite

'James Blake,' James Blake 

James Blake has nothing left to lose.

click to enlarge art16124.jpg

Londoner James Blake’s debut LP of soul-infused dubstep is an icy, shattered and detached record.

It’s all about deceit, betrayal, limits and loss — the story of a loving man whose veins have run dry, frozen solid by the chill of sacrifice. The album charts the transformation from man to machine, detailed by scattershot electronics, R&B harmonies and heavily affected hums of auto-tune.

It’s also the most emotional, believable and touching record released in recent memory.

Blake specializes in a fascinating dichotomy of glacial electronic and classic soul music — a truly original representation of the internal struggle.

His brief, brutally repetitive lyrics fail to become bothersome. “My brother and my sister don’t speak to me, but I don’t blame them,” he croons some 20-plus times over the course of “I Never Learnt To Share,” each time sounding more and more defeated.

James Blake is not just a record for dubstep fans, it’s a record for anyone who has ever doubted their own humanity.

DOWNLOAD: “The Wilhelm Scream”

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Hairy Matters
  • Hairy Matters

    L.A. glam-metal pioneers Mötley Crüe are calling it quits, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
    • Nov 19, 2014
  • Celestial Sounds
  • Celestial Sounds

    Star Anna is here for Thanksgiving with songs from the gut
    • Nov 19, 2014
  • A Love Supreme
  • A Love Supreme

    Bob Curnow and his Big Band prove jazz isn't dead at their multigenerational shows
    • Nov 12, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Jordan Satterfield

  • Just Listen
  • Just Listen

    A veteran of the Spokane music scene tells us why you should love your local tunes
    • Sep 17, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Hairy Matters

    L.A. glam-metal pioneers Mötley Crüe are calling it quits, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
    • Nov 19, 2014
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Film


Music


Review


Cover Act


Jazz


© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation