The one thing about James Blake is that he loves to say the most through silence; minimalism is at the forefront of his most recent music, as we saw with the track Lindesfarne on his debut album earlier this year. This new EP does little to change that. The piano is still his vessel, and its parts seem more appropriate and logical. However, Blake certainly still has missteps. He certainly has his own style, but it?s still one to be manipulated and improved. But in the more enjoyable tracks on the EP, something tells me that Blake is on the verge of something spectacular.
A further venture into his piano ballad-y side with a more tamed future garage sound. A
pleasant listen, but can just seem like another art-pop artist at times. He needs to delve
deeper into his CMYK and Klavierwerke days and bring back that. Though keep the vocals like
on his ST because those are gorgeous.