Wednesday, 24 November 2010
James Blake - Limit To Your Love
" 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."