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Meet you in the maze

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Of the brand new songs on this release, Meet you in the maze is perhaps the most unusual inclusion for us. The decision to cover a song by James Blake (b1988) was inspired partly by seeing the British singer/producer perform at the Grammy Awards in 2019. This is the final track on his 2016 album ‘The Colour in Anything’, and its simplicity struck us. Much of James Blake’s music comprises layers of complex electronic sampling and drum loops; but in this track, he simply layers his own voice into 6 parts (making it an ideal song for us to cover). Each of us took one of his vocal lines and we were able to recreate the song live, with its moody, dark textures and reflective silences.

from notes by The King's Singers © 2020

Recordings

The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD635Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 2 on SIGCD635 [5'52] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD635 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-20-63502
Duration
5'52
Recording date
6 February 2020
Recording venue
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 2 (SIGCD635)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 2020
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