James Blake performed “The Wilhelm Scream” for BBC Radio 1 a couple weeks back. This album/video version feels far more intimate, probably because the swell in the second half feels like you’ve got your hands cupped over your ears here, instead of the static-and-paranoia crunch of the BBC version. The video is just Blake moving in and out of focus, maintaining eye contact with the camera, with soft blues and greens behind him. Reminds me of Islands’ Vapours album art. Watch:
James Blake is out 2/7 via Atlas/A&M.