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Britain’s James Blake continues electronic journey on ‘Overgrown’

By Jake Krzeczowski (Originally Published for the Chicago Sun Times)

April 30, 2013 8:23PM

For experimental electronic musician-composer James Blake, the road less traveled is much more rewarding.

On Thursday, that road leads to the Metro, where the British artist’s intriguing combination of live instrumentation and digital production will be on display for a sold-out show.

While across the musical landscape there has been talk of the laptop replacing the guitar as an introductory instrument, the 24-year-old Blake, who took piano as a child, viewed the computer as a sort of means to an end. Continue reading Britain’s James Blake continues electronic journey on ‘Overgrown’