JARED SAGAR, UK
RELEASED SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
COVER PHOTO: AGNESE GAMBINI
1. Night Thoughts #1
2. Night Thoughts #2
“Night Thoughts was conceived in early 2017. I set out to make this work a little dark, somewhat atmospheric and ghostlike, focusing on isolation, hoping the listener would immerse themselves into this piece and lose their surroundings. There are ambient moments, drone type moments and micro sounds coming and going, weaving in and out. The majority of the sound was originally field recordings, which were then played around with, transformed to establish new images within the mind”. — Jared Sagar
JARED SAGAR, UK [ ➔ ]
UK composer specializing in granular synthesis, algorithmic composition, sound collage, minimalism, microsound, ambience and drone. An exploration in sound and synthesis.
NATHAN THOMAS / FLUID RADIO
The latest batch of releases from Farmacia901 each continue the label’s minimal, low-key aesthetic, but do so in different ways. Jared Sagar’s “Night Thoughts” is the most dynamic of the three, ranging from silence to intense rumbling and harrowing gleam; in between lie all sorts of faint buzzings, rattlings, whistlings, clunkings, and flutterings. The pathos of the opening section gives the album title a grim slant, but this soon dissipates in favour of calmer and more subdued moods. Towards the end of the first track, a quite beautiful interaction of different whirrings, a counterpoint of shimmers, makes its presence quietly felt.
Jared Sagar embraces and transforms sonic debris into majestic symphonies on the surreal “Night Thoughts”. Featuring incredibly soft sounds, these pieces work best at night away from all the clutter of the day. Volume serves the two extended cuts particularly well for at no point does Jared Sagar ever veer away from the endless experimentation and exploration that drives the album forward. Hard to precisely pin down, Jared Sagar incorporates the real and the imagined throughout the album. Field recordings, crackling static, drone, and bursts of noise work together into a singular stream of consciousness.
Introducing the album “Night Thoughts 1” chooses to skirt through near melodies. The almost insect-like sounds add to the overall creepiness of the atmosphere. Over the course of the track a cavernous space becomes fully formed ready to consume all in its path. Later this living breathing element becomes edited out making way for weird glitch-infused noise and static. Gradually this at first silent moment magnifies itself over the course of the piece allowing the entire thing to really grow until it simply fades out. Once more Jared Sagar returns to a less immediately digital space, as reverberations from far away come into view. A little harsher in its overall temperament “Night Thoughts 2” closes the album off. Ebbing and flowing with considerable grace the song refuses to truly sit still, instead choosing to veer dramatically from outright chaos to almost silence. With “Night Thoughts” Jared Sagar opts for something that positively teems with life.