Insanely talented sonic master Nicholas Jaar is back with a new track “Fight (Nymphs IV).” The latest in his Nymphs series, the track brings you into his complex, mysterious and sensuous musical world, with Jaar’s only explanation for the song: “This nymph swam to gent.” When we spoke to him a few falls back, he noted that:
…sometimes people say the music is heady or whatever, but really honestly, the only thing I want is for it to hit bodies and make people feel things. But I don’t consider music to be a hyper-conceptual art form. The beauty of it is the fact that it is so sexual and so body-driven and physical, and that’s what makes it so exciting to me. Dave and I really enjoy performing together because we feel we both can really bring that out.
Going on to say that the ideal way to listen to his music would be:
The way I try to make music is like, if you’re listening to it and not doing anything else and concentrating and listening really really hard and listening to every single thing, then hopefully you’re going to get the full picture. I’m not saying it needs concentration at all, but I was a little bummed out when I started realizing some of the songs I made were really just to do the laundry to. But it’s a good thing in a way; in the end, we’re just carpenters, we’re making little tables for people to put things on. Being a musician is a job, it’s a very utilitarian kind of nice thing, and music heals and it can help people and it can make things less boring, and that’s the reason I’m here. It’s what I do, it’s not like a grand thing, it’s just like you have some tools and you make some things and hopefully people like it.
Check out our full interview with Jaar here and listen to “Fight (Nymphs IV).” Dim the lights and enjoy.