James Blake returns with his new album ‘Overgrown’ featuring Rza and Brian Eno. Following up his 2011 self-titled debut, ‘Overgrown’ has buckets of James Blake’s trademark ethereal vocals, simple beats and cleverly crafted samples, but there’s a step up here to something a little more mainstream with some interesting new sounds.
It’s tales of fading relationships and clutched love start slowly and gather momentum, growing in stature as each track rolls out. Always confident in his ability, here he conjures sublime moments with ‘Retrograde’ and ‘Digital Lion’. The album is a lonely, beautiful and inventive work.
In contrast to the first two Bersarin Quartet albums, III offers a few darker shades and succeeds even further in narrowing down the arrangements to the absolute essentials without loosing the characteristic grandeur of Bücker's sound.