You know that electronic song that you, your friends and everyone here at The Daily likes that goes “Thump Thump Thump Thump” then ends? Let’s agree, cut that shit out for a sec and talk about something with enough acoustic nourishment to hold you from your 9 a.m. ’til the smells, lights and chatter fade out of MoJo. Nicolas Jaar, the exemplar of electronico-compositional mastery, outdoes himself on this one.
“Fight” is a well-thought-out meditation on a simple five-chord structure that develops through recapitulations of groove, feel and sonic exaction. Far and away the most incredible aspect of “Fight” is Jaar’s virtuosic synth design. The sounds and textures he crafts throughout the piece are percussively dense, yet symphonically clear. The affected reverb that trails behind is exact enough to prevent a muddled crash while clear enough, to promote harmonic mingling and a wee tingle in me knickers. This track is gorgeous through and through.