Saturday, 19 February 2011

Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise

Release Date: 21st February

The debut album from one of the most talked about electronic artists of 2011, New York producer Nicolas Jaar. Already highly regarded for his previously released EPs and remixes as well as running his own label clown and sunset and all before finishing university. Jaar was originally born in New York but soon moved to Santiago, Chile, where he was grew up listening to artists like Mulatu Astatke and Erik Satie, as well as Chilean-German electronic music producer and DJ Ricardo Villalobos who Jaar claims has been his prime influence. He returned to New York in his teens and by 17 he had released his debut EP The Student on the Wolf + Lamb label, which was met with great praise from critics.
Now the 21 year-old is releasing his first full length album, which draws on so many musical elements such as blues, jazz, ambient, classical music, minimal techno and house it’s hard to pin Space into any one genre. Despite it’s musical complexity Jaar’s debut doesn’t alienate the listener,  his album is an experience. One can easily be submersed in the sounds of waves lapping the shore or get lost in the intricate melodies and vocal samples of french films and Ray Charles, which are all intertwined with down tempo beats and clicks.  
Space Is Only Noise is an album to lose yourself to.

Keep Me There - Space Is Only Noise:

Space Is Only Noise is available to download here.

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