James Blake


James Blake was coronated as a wunderkind when he left behind roots in cut-up bass music and achieved massive success with his self-titled debut album, and his electronic soul reached an exponentially larger audience with this year’s shuddering Overgrown LP. Blake’s performances are muted and can create an almost uncomfortably intimate atmosphere, but the record’s powerful and pristine productions (one of which features a guest verse from RZA) should hold up even as he graduates to a venue as impersonal as Terminal 5.

Wed., Nov. 6, 8 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., 2013

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2013

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