If it's lo-fi that you want, James Blake's "Limit to Your Love" is certainly it. A spare cover of a track from Feist's 2007 album "The Reminder," the song sounds like it was recorded in the British electronic wunderkind's bedroom, right down to the pauses between the piano and synthesizer parts. The effect makes it seem like Blake had to get up during the song to step over and play each new instrument. While his voice is deep and soulful, Blake's overly accented pronunciation of the word "waterfall" ("what-UH-fall") comes across as forced. Other tracks on his self-titled debut album are more successful at incorporating dubstep elements into more traditionally structured songs, but in the end, "Limit to Your Love" just seems disjointed.
James Blake, "Limit to Your Love"
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