James Blake will release his first EP for R&S Records, ‘CMYK’ this May.

Blake’s past releases on Hessle Audio and Hemlock have gathered him close to universal acclaim – not least from us – and ‘CMYK’ sees more of the fried synth torture and cut vocals that have become his trademark.

On the EP’s title track, which is both its immediate stand-out and a staple of recent DJ sets by Ben UFO and others, the staccato vocals are maybe more in your face than any Blake track to date, and also like most Blake to date, sounds very good. The rest isn’t bad either.

The ‘CMYK’ EP will be released on May 31, in digital and 12″ vinyl. You can stream a radio rip of the title track here (warning: may contain strands of Zane Lowe).

Oh, and best line from the press release: “At 6 ft 5″ tall, James stands out from the crowd nearly as much as his music does.” Woy-oy.

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