This Prism (confusingly, a small aluminium cube) has two headphone sockets and four mysterious buttons, and – alongside vinyl – will be the primary "format" for all future Clown & Sunset releases.
In part, the Prism is a result of Jaar's intense dislike of CDs. In his view, they exist only because they are cheap, profitable and serve the needs of a "capitalist system" that treats music as a commodity (he came to this conclusion, he smiles, "when I was more of a Marxist … "). "I felt disgusting putting out my music on that. I can't do it. Why do we need more profit?" Why release music physically, at all? Isn't it irrelevant in 2012? "If you're a record label, I don't think a download is enough. As an artist, I've given away tracks for free all the time. I can put a track on SoundCloud in a second. Wonderful! I think the other extreme should exist, too. If you're a record label – and I'm not trying to be elitist, here – you should be making something people can't make, that's the point. So it's precious, like vinyl."
His next major release will be an album from his Krautrock–leaning project, Darkside. After that, he has to complete the "esoteric, atmospheric, sad, diabolic 14th–century baroque church music" that will constitute his next solo album, due in 2013.