Last night, Nicolas Jaar released an album and made it free for public download. ‘Pomegranates‘ was made earlier this year as an alternate soundtrack for ‘The Colour of Pomegranates‘, Sergei Parajanov’s 1969 experimental Soviet film.
You can download the full album here.
The download also includes artwork and a note from Nicolaas Jaar explaining the project’s origins.
“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!“
01 “Garden Of Eden”
03 “Pass The Time”
05 “The Fool And His Harem”
07 “Near Death”
08 “Beasts Of This Earth”
09 “Fall Into Time”
10 “Folie à Deux”
11 “Screams At The Edge Of Dawn”
13 “Three Windows”
16 “Tower Of Sin”
17 “Club Kapital”