One of the UK’s most buzzed about electro-r&b producers, James Blake, recently dropped his second full length album. Lead single “Retrograde” takes a simple hum and builds it until it cracks open and unleashes a flurry of strange beauty, but there is another track on Overgrown that’s equally as breathtaking.
The ingredients to “Life Round Here” are simple – a single set of reverb-laced ascending notes, an r&b snare/kick backbeat, and James’ continued insistence that part time love is the only kind round here – but combined together, they form something greater than the sum of their parts. If you don’t mind feeling a bit moody and letting some rainy day spirit fill your consciousness, this song is a pretty good experience.[audio http://www.what-else-is-there.com/weit/2013/James%20Blake%20-%20Life%20Round%20Here.mp3]