new album release
“The music comes from a desire to feel everything -- a few years ago, I stopped drinking alcohol, smoking, consuming caffeine, eating animals, etc., and, for a period of time, I also quarantined myself alone somewhere on the other side of the world to be able to work on music for months on end. I didn’t want to keep feeding the system. Its hunger, its past. I didn’t want to work from ambition. Where I would work to impress first, and love second. I wanted presence first. Love first. I thought that if I had this privilege and this luck, to be able to talk to people through sound, then I better work on myself & get rid of negative shards within me. I didn't want to unwittingly throw them back into the world”.
Nicolas Jaar, one of the most listened artists in the world of experimental-environmental electronic music, released his new album CENIZAS, last 27th March.
As we can clearly feel from the cover of the album, Nicolas Jaar invites us to discover his most intimate part through an introspective look at our own depths. It's the perfect album for dreaming while listening to it in the middle of the quarantine.
Under the pseudonym A.A.L. (Against All Logic), Jaar satisfied our dance floor appetite with the "2017-2019" album. With CENIZAS it's completely the opposite.
This new project represents and encompasses both the life and the creative production of the artist from 2017 to 2019.
OTHER PEOPLE, Nicolas Jaar's own label, is the record company in charge of releasing the new album consisting of thirteen songs with redundant titles in different languages.
01. Vanish / 02. Menysid / 03. Cenizas / 04. Agosto / 05. Gocce / 06. Mud / 07. Vacíar / 08. Sunder /
09. Hello, Chain / 10. Rubble / 11. Garden /
12. Xerox / 13. Faith Made of Silk.
"Freedom. Faith in freedom. Personal freedom and freedom for others. I cannot be free if my sister, my brother, my neighbour, and my mother is not free.
Politics is the spiritual manifestation of society. It is the juggling of freedoms. So is music. We are what we listen to, who we listen to and who we listen with".
From @elfilmmagazine we invite you to explore your hidden places through an artistic meditation by the hand of this Chilean-American artist who makes us dance and transport ourselves to dreamlike places leaving no one indifferent.
Text by Jordi Martí