Friday 1 November 2013

James Blake: Mecury Music Prize winner

I didn't even know this year's Mecury Music Prize was happening this week, let alone the artists that had been nominated for this year's prize.

I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to see that James Blake's album, Overgrown, was chosen as the winner.

I've been listening to this album for the last couple of weeks, after discovering James Blake on Gilles Peterson's Radio 6 music show.

I really love this album. I was describing Blake's sound to my sister a few weeks ago. I said it's kind of singer songwriter meets electronica.

It's not a mix you tend to come across very often in music. You normally imagine singer songwriters with acoustic guitars and not downtempo beats, but listening to Blake's music I'm not sure why this hasn't been attempted before.

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