Assume form

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I will assume form, I will leave the ether
James Blakes fjerde album anmeldt av andre enn meg (som jo er altfor ukritisk)

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Pitchfork

The Guardian

How important is music, anyway? Not in a general 'holistic' sense, but the actual songs themselves. Obviously 'Really Very Important!

Hactually!', but if 2018 has taught us anything, it's that the building of the buzz takes up just as much of the modern pop star's time.

Some decide to plaster major capitals with enigmatic posters, others enjoy more digital forms of foreplay. It's the latter which our mate in vibes James Blake is currently engaging in, posting an especially enigmatic post to his Instagram stories feed.

Featuring a broody image and his scrawled name, at first glance you could be forgiven for thinking our Jimmy is just checking in to make sure you remember to stick him on your end of year Xmas card list. But wait! What's that tiny text at the bottom?

How important is music, anyway? Not in a general 'holistic' sense, but the actual songs themselves. Obviously 'Really Very Important, Hactually!', but if 2018 has taught us anything, it's that the building of the buzz takes up just as much of the modern pop star's time.

Some decide to plaster major capitals with enigmatic posters, others enjoy more digital forms of foreplay. It's the latter which our mate in vibes James Blake is currently engaging in, posting an especially enigmatic post to his Instagram stories feed.

Featuring a broody image and his scrawled name, at first glance you could be forgiven for thinking our Jimmy is just checking in to make sure you remember to stick him on your end of year Xmas card list. But wait! What's that tiny text at the bottom?

James Blake

29/05/2016

James Blakes siste single "Radio Silence" er vakker og særegen. Som vanlig er det noe klinisk presist over musikken og  (den nydelige)stemmen hans.

Sangene til James Blake er ofte bygget opp av gjentagende setninger (Jon Fosse anyone?), lengtende, triste eller desperate. På Radio Silence er linjene "I can´t believe this/You don´t wanna see me/I´m sorry I don´t know how you feel". Disse ordene kunne like gjerne vært sagt hulkende som de kunne vært ropt ut i sinne eller desperasjon, men Blake slipper dem heller ut i musikken som ballonger opp mot lyse grå skyer. Vakker musikk som både varmer og bedøver, og trøster?  Se for deg et romvesen som øver inn menneskelige ansiktsuttrykk i et speil. Du kan føle alt du ser, eller ingenting.