James Blake covers Feist; album due in early 2011
It serves as the first taster for the 21-year-old’s debut album, which has been slated for release in early 2011. Recorded entirely alone in his bedroom, it also mark Blake’s full vocal debut – and by all accounts he has quite the soulful croon.
Blake kicked off 2010 with The Bells Sketch EP on Ramadanman, Ben UFO and Pangaea’s Hessle Audio, which was swiftly followed by the CMYK 12″ on resurgent Belgian label R&S, which saw the producer sample 90s R&B divas Kelis and Aaliyah in the title track, chopping their vocals into a wider landscape of sonic textures, leftfield beats and dubstep tempos.
His most recent release, Klavierwerke (also on R&S), took post-dubstep (or pubstep as we like to call it) to a new level of esoteric appeal, paying scant attention to the rules of rhythm based music. Check out our review on it here.