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James Blake, Squarepusher plotting aggressive LPs

By | Published on Friday 24 February 2012

James Blake

James Blake has characterised his current studio experiments, as may feature on a second album, as “clubby” and “aggressive” as compared to his eponymous debut.

He informs Spinner in this interview: “A lot of the vocal music I’ve been doing recently has been quite clubby. But that’s mainly because I’ve had more time to go to clubs, and that normally breeds that kind of influence. I’ve been doing quite a few DJ sets recently, which have been really fun”.

He adds: “I think it’s going to be a bit more aggressive, to be honest. It seems that way. In terms of writing more club tracks, I feel like it was all electronically influenced, but now that influence has come to me in a different way”.

Meanwhile, stalwart Warp signing Squarepusher has, in his own indecipherable fashion, also shared several details of his own ‘aggressive’ new LP, which is entitled ‘Ulfaum’. His first official solo output since 2009 (not counting his 2010 collaboration with pseudo-real band Shobaleader One), it’s set for release on 14 May.

Not much else is known about the record, save that Jenskinson has been “thinking about pure electronic music again. Something very melodic, very aggressive”.

And then there’s this trailer: