James Blake…oh yeah…

Caught James Blake’s new album last week via NPR Music, but it turns out “Limit to Your Love” was a huge hit last fall in the U.K.

It’s easy to see (hear?) why.  Blake’s voice is grainy and soulful.  He teases with a great black gospel-sounding piano riff and mixes in electronics at just….the…right…time.  Remarkable layers and a great arrangement…restraint is sexy.

Blake’s vocal talents are obvious on “Limit”, but he’s been known for a couple of years now as a great producer/arranger when it comes to mixing beats and electronics (check out ‘Dubstep’). That deft hand shows throughout the record.

The entire album is available from iTunes of course…and it’s been reviewed this week by Rolling Stone.

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