Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Single of the Week: Nicolas Jaar - Don't Break My Love EP

It took me a while to bring myself to listen to the new Nicolas Jaar 2-track EP, simply because after hearing Jaar's debut Space is Only Noise only twice through when it was released at the start of the year I didn't get what the fuss was about. Needless to say that album is due for a timely revisit (after all December's coming soon and we all know what that means). I've barely been able to help myself from playing "Don't Break My Love" and its b-side "Why Didn't You Save Me" over the last few days. True, they both play the same kind of tricks, by layering intricate Aphex Twin-like drum patterns over meandering synthetic melodies, and dissolving into silence before conquering with an infectious vocal hook. Still when they're executed in such a way it's tough not to admire. Admire and repeat. James Blake fans ought to pay attention. I'm really hoping for a 12" release of this single. Badly.

NICOLAS JAAR / Don't break my love EP by Clown & Sunset

Don't Break My Love by Nicolas Jaar is availlable for free download now, courtesy of Clown & Sunset.

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