In a recent interview I heard James Blake talk about how light influences his sound. And now listening back I can really hear it. The silences in his music are amazing. Massive influence on my mood and work at the moment.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Blake described the process he went through of recording the album. Only recording each element of the song once, there was no re-touching, meaning the song was specific to that specific time, I think thats a really nice way to work.