2013 REPRESS! If you haven’t picked this up yet, please do. Nicolas Jaar makes some of the best electronic music around, and it all sounds absolutely buttery on vinyl. You can scoop the 2013 repress right now at beta.forcedexposure.com.
The last few years have been really exciting for electronic music. New genres have formed, fresh sounds have emerged, and the youngest of prodigies bask in the international spotlight. Enter Nicolas Jaar, a 20-year-old Chilean-born New Yorker that has quickly built a dedicated fanbase over the past couple of years. His debut full-length, “Space Is Only Noise”, is unquestionably one of the best electronic albums you’ll hear this year, or last year, or next year. There are moments of extreme ambiance, piano ballads, jazz, lounge, and, above all, expertly-crafted house and techno. It’s quite the record, give it a listen, you’ll almost certainly love it (regardless of how you usually feel about the aforementioned genres). I’ve spent about a week fully digesting it, and it only gets better on repeated listens. This kid is about to break out in a huge way, don’t miss it.
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