Review: James Blake – Order/PanPosted: July 12, 2011
This week London’s ‘Prince of Dubstep’ James Blake releases his much-anticipated double A-side, ‘Order/Pan.’ The questions about Blake’s next endeavor are on everyone’s lips after the success his top ten self-titled debut. The answer to this lays half in this single, though we’ll have to wait until his follow-up to really gauge the mentality of his next musical direction.
Without his delicate voice and an eerie repetitive lyric in sight, its purely experimental with distorted beats and a deep bass. Though it still creates the familiar mystifying and uncomfortable atmosphere that James Blake revels in. The more you listen to this, the more you can begin to understand the dark, dub-stepped layering, which gels together to formulate the backbone of James Blake’s sound. If this euphonious exploration comes together with some scattered vocals for the next record, we’ll be in for a treat!