Since , he has embarked on multiple explorative directions, performing a five-hour improvisational concert at MoMA PS1  and releasing a large volume of experimental recordings through his label, Other People, including works by Lydia Lunch , Pierre Bastien , John Wall and Lucretia Dalt. Jaar is half of the band Darkside Psychic , and has released two albums under the alias Against All Logic. The stuff he was doing was almost half that speed. Jaar did not intend for them to come out as they were made as jokes to make his mother laugh and dance.
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The album signifies the end of the musician and producer of Chilean origin's journey to the Darkside his project along with guitarist Dave Harrington and also marks a clear departure from his early releases; taking a fresh approach to result in a more personal and reflective sound. Jaar is not afraid to include powerful contrasts in his new compositions, swaying between silence and noise, with one foot in the acoustic and the other firmly planted in the synthetic, thereby blurring genres blues, ambient, cumbia, noise, house in his long and winding tracks. Nor does he shy from political commentary or poetic licence. Instead, free from external pressures, he has produced a captivating and deep album, which only serves to further underline his precocious talent. Toggle navigation. Es Cat En Newsletter. Sign up. Nicolas Jaar. Yves Tumor.
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It looked as though Nicolas Jaar had big plans up his sleeves for With two releases in quick succession early in the year, first as Against All Logic and then eponymously , Jaar stepped back into the frame long after having lost me around the time of Pomegranates. I was gearing up to review each new album independently, as the beginnings of an outline of some of my thinking on Nicolas Jaar.
The festival has two parts, Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night, each event having a little different atmosphere. The events during the day begin around noon and continue until about 9 or 10pm. The events include lives performances, DJs, multimedia art and clothing fairs. Sonar by Night is held in a less central location, however, there are coach services to allow for easy transportation to the four locations. The Sonar festival of has nearly all its information posted, from ticket prices to performer.