Nicolas Jaar seems to be hitting a highly creative phase.
The producer recently released a 12 inch of new material, with a sequel already in the works.
Alongside this, Nicolas Jaar has now unveiled soundtrack album 'Pomegranates'. The work focusses on 1969's The Colour of Pomegranates, directed by Sergei Parajano.
Available as a free download, the full package includes a note about the material and the producer's intentions.
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
At 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!
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