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March 13, 2011 at 11:42am
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This Nicolas Jaar record has been getting a lot of love on our boards, on my twitter feed and in the press (8.4, 4.5/5 and BBC said it’s “additively tactile”). Haven’t posted an album stream on here for a while and with its undulating synths, worldly malaise lapping against glittering electronica drones, it’s safe to say Space is Only Noise will go down rather well of a Sunday… 



Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise by CircusCompany
Press release doth sayeth…

Jaar has made it quite apparent over the course of his nascent catalog and increasingly sought after live sets that challenge is an intrinsic part of his creative discourse. Few are the producers of any age with the cohones to ride a sub-100-bpm tempo at peak time in the techno Mecca of Berlin, and fewer still are those who receive an ecstatic hands-in-the-air response for their precocious efforts. It is precisely this sense of risk which elevates Space is Only Noise beyond the realm of valiant first effort or crossover dance music oddity. Those looking to wade through the sea of Jaar’s potential influences will quickly find themselves in the deep waters of golden age Factory records, home spun digitalism of Mille Plateaux, Endtroducing era DJ Shadow and Eric Satie.
Jaar gently coaxes his listener into the experience from the opening sounds of rolling waves on ‘Être’, but quickly transitions into the sophisticated percussion and meandering melodies that characterise his sound. Jaar seeks, and often finds, beauty in melancholy on the first few tracks of the album. As the album begins to accelerate with ‘Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust’, Jaar confronts us with the often forgotten reality that our sadness is not mutually exclusive from the dance floor. (read more…)

This Nicolas Jaar record has been getting a lot of love on our boards, on my twitter feed and in the press (8.4, 4.5/5 and BBC said it’s “additively tactile”). Haven’t posted an album stream on here for a while and with its undulating synths, worldly malaise lapping against glittering electronica drones, it’s safe to say Space is Only Noise will go down rather well of a Sunday… 

Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise by CircusCompany

Press release doth sayeth…

Jaar has made it quite apparent over the course of his nascent catalog and increasingly sought after live sets that challenge is an intrinsic part of his creative discourse. Few are the producers of any age with the cohones to ride a sub-100-bpm tempo at peak time in the techno Mecca of Berlin, and fewer still are those who receive an ecstatic hands-in-the-air response for their precocious efforts. It is precisely this sense of risk which elevates Space is Only Noise beyond the realm of valiant first effort or crossover dance music oddity. Those looking to wade through the sea of Jaar’s potential influences will quickly find themselves in the deep waters of golden age Factory records, home spun digitalism of Mille Plateaux, Endtroducing era DJ Shadow and Eric Satie.

Jaar gently coaxes his listener into the experience from the opening sounds of rolling waves on ‘Être’, but quickly transitions into the sophisticated percussion and meandering melodies that characterise his sound. Jaar seeks, and often finds, beauty in melancholy on the first few tracks of the album. As the album begins to accelerate with ‘Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust’, Jaar confronts us with the often forgotten reality that our sadness is not mutually exclusive from the dance floor. (read more…)

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