Tom Krell opens up his scoring with Tri Angle’s first album release, and a new blueprint for contemporary R&B. Or should that be electronica? Whatever the genre, we know what the result is. Fans of Imogen Heap, early Jamie Lidell, and Burial take note.
We hedged our bets on James Blake who, placing second, was beaten to the top spot by Jessie J.
One of the most eagerly awaited releases of early 2011, ‘James Blake’, sees the eponymous 22-year-old producer finally get his first long-player onto shelves and download lists. Here’s the tracklist, and album artwork.
One from the box marked ‘oddity’, there’s a lot going on here. We call it funk-hop-house-sleaze-n-blues, but see what you think.
With ‘A Limit To Your Love’ recently released to more widespread acclaim than you would think possible, it’s no surprise to learn James Blake has made it onto the BBC Music Sound of 2011 Longlist, which this year represents the alt-dance, sparse R&B sound in numbers.
A reworking of Feist and Chilly Gonzales’ track of the same name, it’s a piano-led blues number that’s a twisted cousin of soul and classic singer songwriter fare.