Discussing his stylistic development, critic Mark Fisher wrote that "listening back to Blake’s records in chronological sequence is like hearing a ghost gradually assume material form; or it’s like hearing the song form (re)coalescing out of digital ether." Author Madison Moore noted the prominent use of minimalism, sparseness, and silence in Blake's work, a quality also noted by Eno in 2013: "he takes a lot of stuff out and ends up with very skeletal pieces." the award was won by PJ Harvey.
However, in 2013, he was nominated again for Overgrown, and subsequently won the award, the result being announced on 30 October.
In a May 2016 interview with BBC Radio 1, Blake stated that he began work on the album in England, and after "running out of steam" went to the United States to complete the recording at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin.
He stated that it includes one track that stretches to 20 minutes in length.Later in the broadcast he premiered a new song titled ‘Timeless’, though did not say whether it would be included on the album.Having been released on the imprint record label, Hemlock, the extended-play became a favourite of BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson. On 29 September 2010, Zane Lowe selected Blake's cover version of "Limit to Your Love" as his "Hottest Record in the World".The song was written and originally recorded by Feist and appeared on her studio album, The Reminder.Some reviewers expressed doubt about Blake's stylistic movement, with Pitchfork's Larry Fitzmaurice saying that "[his] reliance on piano-based singer/songwriter electro-soul perhaps played it a bit too safe, prompting comparisons to the once-outré, now-gear spinning career of fellow avant-crooner Jamie Lidell". Later that year, Blake announced a new collaborative non-single release under the moniker Harmonimix with British rapper Trim; the single "Confidence Boost/Saying" was released on 24 September 2012.
Also in 2012, Blake and friends (including Foat, Nick Sigsworth, and touring musicians Rob Mc Andrews and Ben Assiter) secured a residency at the club Plastic People as the collective 1–800 Dinosaur, hosting a series of impromptu dance nights.
known as James Blake, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer from London.
He first received recognition in 2010 for a trio of dubstep-influenced EPs, and the following year his self-titled debut album was released to critical praise.
Later that year, Blake released both the Enough Thunder and Love What Happened Here EPs in 2011.
These EPs, noticeably more structured than his previous releases, featured R&B-tinged work as opposed to the experimental electronic style found on CMYK.
He also co-wrote the album's opening track, "Pray You Catch Me".