S4Y#5: "Retrograde" | James Blake

James Blake is one of my favorites in the field of electronic music since third year, starting with songs like "Limit to Your Love" and "The Wilhelm Scream".

Now here's another unique and fresh piece from this great modern talent, set in a low mood with occasional bursts to uplift that mood, blended with some soul and jazz into it.

This is a bit of minimalist—something Blake is known for. If you will take a look at the live set-up with his band of 3, it consists of Blake's piano and vocals; then someone's drum pads with cymbals; then another's bass pedals (an instrument I knew because of them) plus other electronic gadgets and even a guitar in other performances.

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