Having previously contributed to the catalog twice with his 'Marks and Angels' EP as well as the sublime 'Your Waltz' on the Snuggle and Slap compilation, we are delighted to present his first foray into the realm of the long player. 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 subbpm 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. 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. It's like a balloon" responds a sultry female voice as they both crumble away in laughter. Though your hips stir to the relentless bassline and the sexiness of the voices, your heart is jolted out of its luxurious malaise when horns erupts seconds later. So Jaar concludes, revisiting the same track to end the album. Complete landscapes such as these are only realised in contrast- the indulgent against the reserved, the sky against the earth; lightness and darkness.
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The young techno producer with a heavy Villalobos influence and strong singles and remixes to his name crafts a weird and wonderful debut LP. Strange can exist anywhere, but we have a habit of thinking only the maximal and unhinged-- Captain Beefheart, Basement Jaxx, R. Kelly-- are truly weird. How bizarre can the music of Philip Glass or Wolfgang Voigt really be? It seems contained, planned; the curio is the choice to be so on-keel in the first place. One of my favorite aspects of Nicolas Jaar's debut full-length, Space Is Only Noise , is how thoroughly it scatters this misconception. Space is leftfield electro-pop, far-flung and without reserve, but it is also patient, quiet, and small.
Debut album! Synthetic pulse minimalism 'n' organic field recordings from the New York youngster, for fans of James Blake and Greg Davis. Skip to main content. Buy new:. FREE delivery: Sep 7 - 10 on your first order. Fastest delivery: Friday, Sep 4 Details. Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
In it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 20, copies throughout Europe. The original track listing features "I Got a Woman" as track 6, but this track was later removed from the album due to an uncleared sample. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nicolas Jaar. Retrieved 25 December Retrieved 3 January The Guardian.