Daily Archives: September 5, 2011
James Blake, a pioneer in the emerging genre of post-dubstep, broke ground with his self-titled album “James Blake.” He borrows heavily from electronica and uses subtle “womps” that define the dubstep genre, but creates a sound unlike any other. Hypnotically beautiful, his cover of Feist’s “Limit to Your Love” samples piano from the original track, and adds electronic and dubstep elements. The repetitions of the chorus throughout the track eventually pair with a subtle vibration; transferring a sound originally put aside for upbeat electronic music into a somber backdrop. He recently released a track from his upcoming, Enough Thunder, set to debut in October. “Fall Creek Boys Choir,” a collaboration with Bon Iver, successfully melds the two artists unique styles into something definitely worth listening to. Check out “Limit” and “Fall Creek” below.
“Fall Creek Boys Choir” – James Blake & Bon Iver
“Limit to Your Love” – James Blake