Space Is Only Noise
Label: Circus Company
Having spent his previous couple of years playing all-night Brooklyn loft parties, recording deep-house singles and studying at Brown University, Nicolas Jaar releases his debut album amid great expectation. His response to all the hype is disarmingly low-key: Space Is Only Noise feels more like a sketchbook than a grand statement, with field-recorded rain patter blurring into incidental piano and ambient electro-acoustic detailing. Erik Satie, Ennio Morricone, Mulatu Astatqe and even Chris Isaak are clear influences upon his intimate, late-night meanderings.