Jaar officially began his public-music career with a 3-piece band called ‘Clown & Sunset’, yet released his solo-debut album, Space is Only Noise, in January 2011. The album received wide-spread positive reviews, with many surprised at Jaar only being 22-years-old at the present date. The sounds that Jaar gives us through this album reflect a unique mind, and an ambition to find a new sound. “Balance her between your eyes” resembles quite a slow, yet immersive track, with Jaar becoming known for slowing his BPM to under 100, whereas its more common for his style to have 120-130. Jaar explains that “interesting” things can occur between beats unexpectedly, and regardless, all genres get “put into the same box at the end”.
“People use music like fashion”, Jaar says to Gouru in Paris, and to him reflects a danger of making music just like a clothing brand. It’s a process that “disgusts me”, he says, explaining that his album is almost an “anti-album”, designed at trying to get a genuine response out of people.
Part interview, part live performance, part music video in New York: