Hear the follow-up to Space Is Only Noise right now.
The new LP, titled Pomegranates, was adapted from Jaar’s re-scoring of the Soviet film The Color Of Pomegranates which he released earlier this year, however he is quick to note in the downloaded materials that this version of the album does not synch up with the movie.
The download comes with some photographs, a lengthy note from Jaar talking about the album, and a pictures of record labels that strongly hint at a future vinyl release. Interestingly, Jaar explains in his note that most of this music was completed before he ever saw the film, but the two became tied together once he discovered it. Read that excerpt below:
A the beginning of 2015 my friend Milo heard some of these songs and told me about the film. I watched it and was dumbfounded. I felt the aesthetic made complete sense with the strange themes I had been obsessed with over the past couple of years. I was curious to see what my songs sounded like when synced with the images, which turned into a 2-day bender where I soundtracked the entire film, creating a weird collage of the ambient music I had made over the last 2 years.
The film gave me a structure to follow and themes to stick to. It gave clarity to this music that was made mostly out of and through chaos. It also gave me the balls to put it out… I wanted to do some screenings but the guy who owns the rights to the film only wants the original version of the movie out there. I can’t blame him, I’m sure Paradjanov wouldn’t want some kid in NY pissing all over his masterpiece and calling it a soundtrack! I’ve listened to it a couple of times without watching the movie and I think it stands on its own. Or at least I hope it can!
Finally, click the link below to download Nicolas Jaar’s new album:
If you're at a computer, here's a DL for my album "Pomegranates" http://t.co/5HtoSw0gKF
— Nicolas Jaar (@nicolas___jaar) June 24, 2015