Stream a New Track From James Blake
- Words: Patric Fallon
The most recent champion for the genre commonly called post-dubstep, James Blake, shared a new and somewhat unlikely tune with the internet, called "Measurements." We use the world unlikely because the track not only strays from the producer's typical format of sub-bass melodies matching with shuffled rhythms and warped vocal sampling, but also primarily features Blake's own lyrical performance front and center. The near-five-minute song pushes a particularly hushed gospel style, but trades the usual organ sounds for a bulbous synth and a proper choir for a host of dry and affected voices, all seemingly from the classically trained musician's own mouth. It sounds like another step in Blake's new direction, and we'd like to eventually hear these sounds mixed in with his already highly enjoyable dance tunes sometime in the near future. Stream "Measurements" below. (via FADER)
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