Nicolas Jaar – Sirens

There’s no point trying to pigeon-hole this genre-wise, as it’s absolutely all over the place. Where his breakthrough debut album (Space Is Only Noise) was very consistent in sound and style throughout, this is the complete opposite, packing an enormous amount into its relatively short running time (and only 6 tracks) without ever feeling rushed or over-stuffed. As you can probably tell from this attempt at a review, it’s pretty difficult to get any sort of handle on but that only adds to its compelling nature. In sewing it all together into a coherent whole, the one thing abundantly clear here is Jaar’s talent as a producer.