A.A.L./Against All Logic- 2012-2017 (Nicolas Jaar)

I absolutely adored Sirens, and still really enjoying the recent AAL, so v. excited for this!

Mr. Jaar, you are really spoiling us…


Curious to see if the stuff he was working on with Forest Swords and/or Actress will ever see the light of day. Wasn’t a huge fan of the AAL record but I’ll give this a listen.

New album streaming now - just started

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Spent the day looking through The Network stuff and came across this:


Currently listening to AALset (number 279 is you go through the website) guessing it is from the time of the 1st AAL album it is amazing (maybe even better than the album)

Latest A.A.L. Album and E.P have been quietly snuck out on vinyl

Yeah but its awkwardly spread over 3 LPS…gross

Yeah but, a vinyl only mix on side f. I’m a massive sucker for those type of things. Particularly with Jaar.

Hopefully this will get Euripean distribution, shipping from the U.S. is a bit of a killer.

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Double vinyl is bad enough, but bloody triple??

Is it 45rpm?

Not a fan either but 1 track per side kind of makes sense for an artist like A.A.L for DJs.

The Nymphs album release was actually 3 x 12" package with no outer sleeve or anything.

Another new album out next week apparently - Telas


Sounds like it will be closer to the amorphous / experimental end of things reading the notes. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it reads like it will be a soundtrack to a visual experiment rather than a standalone record.

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Sounds like my sort of thing!

Thought this was out tonight (think he is playing part of it tonight on a radio show in Italy). I do quite like this releasing all the stuff I’ve been doing over the course of the year.

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Wasn’t there a Forest Swords / Actress collab(s) coming too? C’mon Nick.

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That was very nice. He played another (non Telas) track called “All One” afterwards as well which was pretty cool.

Here’s the whole show (Intro, Telahora & All One) - https://soundcloud.com/user-655130117/nicolas-jaar-telas-part-1-radio-alhara

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I don’t understand what the fuck this is


Well, Telas is going to need some time spent with it. But I’m actually really fascinated by it two listens in. He really can do anything…

Not sure how I feel about Telas after a couple of listens. Some of it is (kinda) ambient and in other places it feels like improvised electronic jazz - reminds me of Bitter Funeral Beer but I don’t have much jazz reference so that may be way off.

Weirdly it’s the sort of thing I like as background even though it feels like it needs attention to appreciate but I’m not sure i will naturally reach for it to have as background music.

Cenizas is great imo but glad he is experimenting and pushing in all directions.

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