Nicolas Jaar is one of the least predictable and most experimental dance music producers of the late 2000s and 2010s, composing reflective downtempo numbers indebted to jazz and modern classical as well as minimal techno. In 2004, while under the spell of Ethiopian jazz and Erik Satie, Jaar began to feel his way through music production and made something of a breakthrough after his father bought him copies of Ricardo Villalobos' Thé au Harem d'Archimède and Luomo's Vocal City. Space Is Only Noise, Jaar's first album, was released on Circus in 2011. The widely eclectic album was a huge critical success, earning Jaar fans from both the dance and indie rock worlds. Jaar formed a live band featuring guitarist Dave Harrington and keyboardist Will Epstein, and the trio toured behind the album for three years, earning further acclaim. Later on, he continued producing, remixing, performing, and DJ'ing as a solo artist and became widely famous for his projects Pomegranates, Nymphs, and Sirens.