TOTW: James Blake_Life Round Here

Overgrown the latest album by James Blake has become a staple in my playlists over the past few weeks, It manages to blend a pop and dance aesthetic into something slightly more experimental. What it looses in accessibility it gains in cerebral complexity. Tracks blossom with repeat listens showing their quality in structure and sound design.

Life Round Here is centered arround a slightly staggered repeating melody which manages to go through layers of harshness with the simple opening of a filter. The melody fluidly blends from reserved in one section to an all out dance track in another. James Blake demonstrates this shift in textures with flair throughout the album and manages to create verity in his work that still feels uniform as a whole: