Welcome back. It’s a new year and life is finally being lifted back into place. A whole new year of brilliant and terrible music is here and waiting to drop and I already have a lot of catching up to do. So, let’s get to it…
James Blake’s debut LP James Blake is already set to make my top ten albums of 2011. Honestly, it’s that good. And even more honestly, I’m only halfway through my first listen….I already want to start it over from the begining.
His style is an untraditional fusion of Electronic, Dubstep and Grime. It’s delicate and spacious and the bass that he drops will shift any part of your body that’s touching the floor. Obviously what you hear is vital but his use of space and silence on this LP accomplishes an intriguing dimension and atmosphere that is gripping to say the least.
He’s only 21, but this kid is a man and he works like one too – he released 3 EPs last year alone: The Bells Sketch, CMYK and KlavierwerkeI.
The official release date for James Blake is scheduled for February 7th.
If witches could make music, they would jangle rusty skeleton keys accompanied by an orchestra of fisher price toys…and I would call them CocoRosie. [ I've never pictured a witch being an artist before. That's an interesting thought and I could meditate on that for a while. Would they be misunderstood by other more "popular" witches? Criticized and Mocked? Revered? Indulgent? Witches are people too..I'm rambling.]
as far as i know, CocoRosie are NOT witches, but they are beautifully unique and quirky, Which is a deadly combination for me.
DM Stith covers The Ronettes. Simple and Beautifully Haunting.
A virtual romance between Ones and Zeros. Nosaj Thing is from outer space via Los Angeles.
German spawned and seductive. Brittle, crisp, bloops & bleeps. Hendrick Weber is Pantha du Prince and the mastermind behind one of my favorite albums of all time. Aptly named, This Bliss, has been on my immediately go-to record recommendation list for years. Simply put, it’s blissfully perfect. So perfect, I feel like I’m doing someone a favor whenever I share it. Weber achieves a sound scape experience that manages to be nocturnally dark and lightly ambient at the same time. This album will seduce you.