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- I Will Be Cold Soon by Jamie Isaac
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They are all called Jamie aren’t they? Jamie Woon, Jamie XX....ummm...Jamie And The Magic Torch?
I’m quite surprised that its taken the suits so long to find a more palatable James Blake but here he is. Blake's music has the power to appeal to the call centre weepies but his idiosyncratic delivery and oddball approach is not really designed to appeal to the masses. Isaac has a similar 'cryin’ at the piano' approach.
Opener ‘Can See’ has glacial piano notes and a tear-drenched vocal all shrouded in a foggy reverb. ‘Softly Draining Seas’ continues this approach. Its all very nicely done, with some gorgeous soft drifty voices joining the piano, the delivery of the vocal is alarmingly similar to his more haggard, tobacco-gnarled ex-school pal King Krule.
In fact, this lad is just 18 years of age. Firstly, apart from potential financial reward, what makes such a young lad make music this bleak? And secondly, its incredibly well put together and mature sounding. He has stumbled across an incredibly impressive sound - widescreen and full of space. The title track shows he can stretch away from the weep-core of the first two tracks, the production reminding me of the recently popular yet now seemingly slumping witch-house sound i.e full of distant voices, eerie effects, broken beats. Controversially perhaps, I hereby announce that this track alone is better than anything on the James Blake album.
The final piece, ‘Hardened Front’, reverts back to the first two efforts, with gorgeously recorded piano providing a bed for the sad/posh vocals which wind around each other to impressive effect. As long as he doesn’t get stuck in a rut with this kind of song in the future this could be an artist to really keep an eye on. At times there are hints of the broken post-rock of Talk Talk and this year's majestic These New Puritans record in the spaces between the grooves. I’d be interested to hear more upbeat work and desperately hope he is not scrubbed to be a witch-house inflected Cullum.
9/10 sunscriptime Customer review, 28th June 2013
Well if this guy is making music only for his friends,for sure he's gonna have a lot of new ones...including me. Loving the music he is making..have bought the EP.
1/10 ssmithytwit Customer review, 27th June 2013
Do not like this album......hes making music to please his friends instead of his lifelong fans. Its mostly music done on computer and he has disrespect for his libera fans
10/10 Poppy Customer review, 24th June 2013
Absolutely love this.............full of atmosphere, just lay back, chill out and let it take you to another world....
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