Space Is Only Noise

Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2011 Ratings: #28 / 919
User Score
Based on 296 ratings
2011 Ratings: #24
January 31, 2011 / Release Date
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Circus Company / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork

Space never feels like a showcase for Nicolas Jaar; it's just a modest and well-decorated gathering place for some things he loves, a place for them to interact.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Jaar builds an enveloping, cigar-smelling atmosphere through practically imperceptible transitions and uses ambient noise not as a stylistic gimmick but as a vital tool for maintaining a consistent tone while shifting styles so frequently.

amygoodall
88
motherfuckker
MusicSucks
79
Space is Only Noise carries a haunting, yet relaxing, dark, yet light, busy, yet simple, atmosphere to it.

This record has a lot of texture, showing electronic elements, mixed with nature sounds, mixed with "real instruments", mixed with acapella elements, all of which bring a whole dimension of variety to the album, having both sung moments and intrumentals or noises.

In spite of that, Nicolas manages to keep the album incredibly cohesive, with some seemlessly well done transitions ... read more
unknownpleasure
86
Favorite Tracks: Keep Me There, Space Is Only Noise If You Can See, Specters Of The Future
scott96k
88
Feels like slowly drifting down a lake but on the moon
holsgr
83
( ☆☆☆☆ ) solid and highly recommended project
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Track List

  1. Etre 
  2. Colomb 
  3. Sunflower 
  4. Too Many Kids Finding Rain in the Sand 
  5. Keep Me There 
  6. I Got A Woman 
  7. Problems with the Sun 
  8.  Space is Only Noise if You Can See 
  9. Specters of the Future 
  10. Almost Fell 
  11. Balance Her In Between Your Eyes
  12. Trace 
  13. Variations 
  14. ^tre
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