Maybe one of these days I’ll keep a regular WWTB schedule…maybe.
James Blake - “Measurements”
James Blake is an English dubstep producer, a classically-trained pianist, and tough-to-nail-down artist. His debut album contains elements of gospel, soul, dubstep, and minimal techno, sometimes laced with restrained and perfect use of auto-tune (a la Bon Iver’s “Woods”). This track, “Measurements”, falls into the gospel bucket, and is just what the doctor ordered for the dreary day we’re having in Nashville today.
Blake’s self-titled debut album is a grower. My first time through the album didn’t garner much reaction, but somehow, over the next few weeks, that one listen was all it took for the entire thing to slowly creep in and bounce around my head. Now that I’ve listened to it over and over again, I find myself reaching for this album anytime it rains or anytime I want to just sit back, relax, and let music wash over me. I suggest you do the same.