Wednesday, 24 November 2010

James Blake - Limit To Your Love

James Blake - Limit To Your Love from James Blake on Vimeo.

" James Blake manages to produce a work that sounds both fresh, inspired and innovative yet somehow timelessly familiar.

Hinged on a simple repeated piano riff and Blakes' soulful, husky vocals, LIMIT TO YOUR LOVE is a lesson in sparseness and space, this someone unafraid to leave breathing room in his music, sometimes even sizable moments of silence. Broken up by the occasional dub bass rumble and trip hopping drum interruption, this is the sound of someone out there doing his own thing; an unfortunate rarity these days. With a vocal style somewhere between Ray Lamontagne and Antony Hegarty, James Blake delivers his lines in deliciously soulful ways; singing of “maps with no oceans” and “waterfalls in slow motion”, matching poetically charged imagery to the sonics."


Friday, 19 November 2010

LOVE FOR...Tim Walker

From the first image I saw of Walkers I loved his blurring of fantasy and reality, playfulness, delicacy, theatrical settings, textures, and imagination. The images take a lot of the pretention out of fashion for me...

'Tim Walker - Pictures' ....Such a captivating book, already a fan of Tim Walker's work, I could not believe just how much of an insight you are given into Walker's inspiration and methods of working. I saw that someone had written in a review, "It's huge in size and heavy in weight, so you can't just flick through it - you are aware of the effort of turning each page. And each page produces a new surprise or delight." I love that its not a little flick-book, and that you are required to donate time to flicking through it, but then in return you are rewarded with an insight into Walker's creative train of thought.