Our correspondent, Robbie Wojciechowski is on site at the Big Chill, and saw ol’ James Blake last night. Here’s what popped into our inbox a little while ago.
A mutual command seemed to float around the site, giving the order to head to James Blake at X hundred hours, though that’s the thing, even with programs no-one seemed to know what time he’d grace our presence. People led to then make their own theories about whether it’d be a DJ set or live set.
James, now known to be playing the show with his full band, seemed touched and appreciative to see what was most of those already on site grace the edges of the Deer Park stage. The fluidity of movement in the crowd rocked tightly with the every touch of absorbing bass.
Blake’s set included tracks from both EP’s CMYK, and Klavierwerke aswell as tunes from his self named debut. The calibre of tracks such as ‘Lindisfarne’ and ‘I Never Learnt To Share’ felt almost on the verge of prog rock at times, as hard hitting edgy dub effects merged the heavy sections of intricately crafted soundscapes.
His set seemed well received by fans as those on Twitter cowered to get their appreciation into 140 characters.
Though at first amassed in confusion, Thursday night made for a perfect start to what looks set to be a fantastic weekend. Chemical Brothers headline tonight.
- Robbie Wojciechowski