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NICOLAS JARR - Space Is Only Noise (CD)

Catalog Number: CCS055

Label: Circus Company France

Format: CD


Release Type: Album

Genre: Experimental, Electronic,

Availability: In stock


NICOLAS JARR - Space Is Only Noise (CD)

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Être, the opening track on 20-year-old Nicolas Jaar's debut album, is an alluring mix of disparate elements. From the sound of water lapping on a shore, it moves through extended quotes in French before warm organ chords play out over twitching electronics. It's ridiculously, wonderfully pretentious, and is endemic of an album that's hard to describe (Jaar himself calls his music "blue-wave").

This is a dance album you can't dance to, an album of 14 tracks that works better as a whole, and an album that exists within its own world and takes a while both to get into and emerge from. Colomb is womblike, all drip-feed beats and muffled clicks, while I Got a Woman combines a vocal sample from the Ray Charles song of the same name with extravagant piano flourishes and rib-rattling, slo-mo beats. Elsewhere, the title track is as close to straight pop as Jaar gets, whilst the chilly Balance Her in Between Your Eyes is hauntingly lovely. An album to escape in. -The Guardian

Too Many Kids In The Dust
Keep Me There
Problem With The Sun
Space Is Only Noise If You Can See
Almost Fell
Balance Her In Between Your Eyes
Specters Of The Future
NICOLAS JARR - Space Is Only Noise (CD)
  • Etre
  • Colomb
  • Sunflower
  • Too Many Kids In The Dust
  • Keep Me There

Additional Information

Label Circus Company France
Format CD
Back to date 26 Feb 2016

Other Experimental

Other Electronic