Nicolás Jaar Previews New Album ‘Telas’ in its “Liquid State”

    Tomorrow, Nicolas Jaar is set to drop his third new album of 2020, Telas. Ahead of its release, the artist is previewing the album in its “liquid state”, as a press release puts it, through the interactive website Telas.Parts. Developed by Abeera Kamran and visual artist Somnath Bhatt, the site allows users to listen to different elements of the album as they navigate through hieroglyphic-like illustrations. Jaar also shared a preview of the website (best accessed through Chrome) in an Instagram post, which you can check out below.

    The upcoming hour-long album, which was announced back in May, will be divided into four parts called Telahora, Telencima, Telahumo, and Telallás. Rather than just an album, a press release describes it as “a panspermic terrain where no matter — whether existing in thought, physical form or other — has a solid or unmovable origin.” It features contributions from cellist Milena Punzi, vocalist Susanna Gonzo, and instrument makers Anna Ippolito and Marzio Zorio, with mastering done by Heba Kadry. Telas will be released digitally via Jaar’s own Other People label, with physical copies handled by Mana Records.

    The new album follows March’s Cenizas; back in February, Jaar shared his second LP as Against All Odds called 2017-2019.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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