With laughable ease James Blake reveals that translating his compositions to a live setting requires the work of more than what can be seen on stage. I was happy to be seated behind the sound engineer’s board to geek out along with the numerous KCRW DJs – who came out in numbers to see this session.
He closed out his first set with “Enough Thunder,” a perfect illustration of what the interview would indicate. James Blake fans can expect a “less idiosyncratic” body of work to make up the forthcoming EP, which Prefix reports will be out early October.
In addition, I was super excited for the nod towards further collaboration between the kid and KCRW fav Bon Iver.
Watch Jame Blake perform “Enough Thunder“, the title track from the anticipated October 4 release with the same title.
Also, the live rendition of another favorite, “CMYK”