I listen to quite a bit of music, but every so often I run across an abstract artist that puzzles me. A lot of music can be placed into a category or a genre, but some music doesn’t really have a specific label. In a way, that principle of avoiding labels can be attribute to human life. We have broad labels that are designated to our character by ourselves, but those labels are just the tip of the iceberg.
Essentially I can boldly say that I label myself as an eccentric creative being, but that is just a broad definition of who I truly am. That label can be broken down into further sub-categories, even into aspects of my personalities that don’t quite have a description except for the statement, “I’m just Jazz.”
Labels can be useful in getting the gist of a person, but it also helps when it comes to classifying music. A lot of the music I listen to can be put into a genre, but Nicolas Jaar is one of those artists that doesn’t fit into one label. On a broad spectrum, his music can be described as electronic. Yet, it’s more than just an electronic form of expression. Nicholas Jaar’s album Space is Only Noise is proof that an artist can be down-tempo, jazz, house, r&b, and minimal techno.
His music is pure genius! It’s the perfect fusion of jazz and house, but then it has this minimal techno vibe. I can’t really describe it, except it does feel like space music. It’s the type of music you can daydream about space too. You might have heard of his music before, but this is my first time hearing about this young Chilean New Yorker. He knows how to produce music that calms the mind, it’s a great escape from all the commotion that us East Coasters have been subjected to this past week.
Check out his music! I think you’ll find that it will ease your mind and send you into a surreal state. His song “I Got a Woman” is one of my favorites.
Nicolas Jaar – I Got A Woman
Nicolas Jaar – Problems with the Sun