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Nicolas Jaar presents: Nymphs III

Our favourite American-Chilean producer Nicolas Jaar is back again with more music with the release of Nymphs III, a sequel to, you guessed it, Nymphs II 12”. It comes out on June 29 via his Other People imprint and you can stream it here, via his Other People page.

Just like Nymphs II, Jaar’s latest work is composed of just two tracks, Swim and Mistress. Jaar displays his usual psychedelic, otherworldly blend of pulsating synths and ambient vibes; something for you to chill out to or lose yourself to out on the dance floor.

It’s been a busy few couple of months for Jaar, with the release Nymphs II 12″ being his first solo release in four years. On top of that, he composed a new alternative score for the 1969 experimental film The Color Of Pomegranates by Sergei Parajanov.

Despite copyright complaints filed in reaction to Jaar’s unauthorised composition for the movie, the video for The Color Of Pomegranates still appears to be up on YouTube.

However, Jaar is now offering up his work as a free standalone album under the shortened title Pomegranates. According to Jaar, this version of the composition will not sync up with the original film.

As well as the free album, the download contains some art and a message from Jaar explaining the motivations for creating such a project. The album is an amalgamation of previous works that were never released by Jaar. Here is the lengthy statement below:

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!

Check out Jaar’s previous release, Nymphs II, below: