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Nicholas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise
Buy! - (Circus Company)
Born in NYC, raised in Chile, and currently taking classes at Brown University in Providence, RI, Nicolas Jaar is a 20 year-old electronic producer that – similar to UK's James Blake – has followed-up a string of hotly-tipped EPs and remixes with an exquisite debut full-length album of arty, leftfield electronic-pop. Better suited for the headphones than the dancefloor, Space Is Only Noise is an expertly crafted set of enveloping, woozy, downtempo grooves that seamlessly touch upon ambient, dub(step), house, classical, jazz, and lounge styles, with Jaar precisely adding found sounds, sampled vocals, and his own voice, a husky delivery reminiscent of Matthew Dear, to the intoxicating sonic mix. 2/18/2011 - Alex