A huge change for the long-standing post-dubstep artist. James Blake has been growing his emotional and potent style of post-dubstep and future garage music for some time now, however on his past few releases he has gone more commercial than in his early years. However, on a recent EP and in recent interviews he has talked about wanting to go back to his roots, and ?Playing Robots Into Heaven? is exactly that. A simple yet dark future garage record that feels as much like his debut album as it does his early DJ sets. However, I have never been a fan of James' early work in which the vocals always came off as bland or too simple. We see a lot of those issues on his new album. Most of this album is a very simple and bland taste of future garage, which has slowly become one of my favorite styles of garage music. There just doesn?t seem to be a lot of effort put into this record, whether that comes from awkward minimal techno ?Big Hammer? or the micro sound title track ending. There is just not a lot of interest here.