Nothing better than a confirmed release date for his album to top off Nicolas Jaar’s sweet year. His edits and maxis for Wolf + Lamb, Double Standard and Circus Company showed us a young and yet surprisingly mature musician capable of venturing into deep house and cosmic-inflected slow disco territory. Now it’s time for him to translate those very same tunes to a long player, a format which perfectly fits Jaar’s taste for slow tempos and long developments. The debut album by this musician born in Santiago de Chile but brought up in New York will hit stores via Circus Company on 14th February. So far little is known about “Space is Only Noise” besides what’s been dropped on a short press release in which they describe it as a “tour de force with few modern equals, and a great sign of things to come from one of electronic music’s most exciting producers”, influenced by very distinct styles, from Mulato Astatke’s ethno-jazz to Erik Satie’s fragile and reflexive piano postcards, the emotional legacy of Factory Records and the experimental universe of Mille Plateaux. While waiting for the album’s definite tracklist, at least we can enjoy it’s artwork.