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Nicolas Jaar
Marks & Angles
Circus Company

Maxi Single & EP
CCS048
Out: 29-06-2010
 
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Nicolas Jaar's very first EP, released in 2008, suggested the arrival of a rare talent: it was recorded when he was just 17, for one thing, and its acoustic sounds and unconventional structures were r
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Nicolas Jaar's very first EP, released in 2008, suggested the arrival of a rare talent: it was recorded when he was just 17, for one thing, and its acoustic sounds and unconventional structures were refreshingly unsullied by club music's business-as-usual habits. Profiling him last fall, Resident Advisor praised the young producer's "sophisticated," jazz-influenced vision of dance music, one that he's gone on to explore across further releases for W+L, his own Clown & Sunset label, and a remix for Ellen Allien. After his contributions to last year's Snuggle & Slap compilation, Nicolas Jaar's Marks & Angles EP marks his debut release on Circus Company, as well as another bold step forward for the musician himself. All three tracks are rooted in house music, but Jaar's rich acoustic textures and elastic timekeeping lead to a far more personal place. They explore strange emotional registers, a commingling of melancholy and joy in a shadowy slow dance. "Marks" is a shuffling, late-night number that's too idiosyncratic to be reduced to its influences; a dub blues for organ and synthesizer blossoms into a piano's modal jazz solo, all overlaid with Jaar's haunted vocals. "Angles" stretches guitar strings like taffy through a forest of finger snaps and slow-motion electro shudder, with a cycling chorus teasing out medieval melodies. "Materials" is quicker of spirit, with a rippling pulse played out on muted jazz drums, shuttling between blocked piano chords and silvery oscillators and weaving an irresistible groove. It's beautiful, unexpected and absorbing musicand there's nothing else out there that sounds like it
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DJ Comments (11)

Shaun Reeves

Brilliant release from nico, per usual !

Anthony Collins

 Materials is wicked

dOP

Circus is on the way to the top level, this ep confirm it..All 3 tracks are interesting,sensual and musical.Bravo !
 

Franck Roger

Does nicolas is the son of Arthur Russell? Whatever haven't heard something like this since those golden years .. Really loving this !
 

Cesar Merveille

Amazing vibe, groove and sounds, i really like all the tracks, lots of charactere. Go nico go!!!
 

Adam Marshall

Wow - Awesome. roxy music meets some amazing... Really, really like

Deetron

Amazing and refreshingly different EP - my favourite is Marks for club use.

Radio Slave

 Digging "materials" ....will check the rest on the plane...thanx 10/10 x
 

M.A.N.D.Y.

 Elvis presley in the house;) great music! love every track.. outstanding.

Giles Smith

Really quirky, interesting and fresh but just not easy listening for me maybe too quirky and grating at times.”
 

Reboot

Some amazing music here. Nicolas Jaar is hot shit!!


User Comments (3)

LM

amazing release... great work nico...

imayanick

You the man Nico.

georgiemd

this guy is GOOOOOOD!