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James Blake: Playing Robots Into Heaven tour

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I saw James open for Kendrick Lamar back in 2018, but now that he had a new album out I had to go see one of his own shows in a smaller, more intimate venue.

On his latest album, "Playing Robots Into Heaven", James Blake returns to his more experimental EDM side. And I quite like it! The accompanying live show he put on for us on his birthday (yes, the audience sang him "Happy Birthday" when he came out) is just as captivating as the album itself. Lights flashing from all sides, a frame surrounding the stage as if watching a movie. Fantastic set design.

James Blake on the keyboard (far right) together with his drummer (middle) and guitarist performing on stage

The infinitely dance-able song Loading, beautifully quiet There's A Limit To Your Love, trance-inducing Fall Back, and his mega-hit Retrograde were all amazing in their own right to experience from up close.