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Autobiography (Music From Wayne McGregor's Autobiography)

Jlin's "Black Origami" album dropped in May last year - firing the Gary, Indiana (same location as rapper Freddie Gibbs..) based producer into the limelight and being one of the most discussed and well lauded albums of the year. Since then she's toured extensively garnering a loyal fan base and high praise from the media.

"Autobiography" is a score written in collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor and curated by Unsound. Serendipitously, "Company", one of Wayne's highlight performances, was the first show Jlin ever attended, and the producer has obsessed about making music for dance since then - making this release even more personally special.

The sounds, as one might expect, are mind-blowing futuristic, yet tight, controlled and succinct throughout. Apart from being informed by a wide spectrum of modern dance music (in particularly, footwork, IDM, glitch and modern dub), you can tell straight away that every nuance, thud and frequency has been well plotted by (real name) Patton. She avoids lavish, self-indulgent arrangements or random synth patterns for a precise and impacting aesthetic that owes as much to its drum programming as it does its technical prowess in the lower frequency ranges.

Jlin's whole focus is to create a rich new sonic life form, unlike anything that's previously existed; therefore, drawing comparisons with other producers is difficult. That said, tracks like "The Abyss Of Doubt" sound like a mix of Autechre, AFX, Tolouse Low Trax and Demdike Stare - and yes, it's really that good! Highly kinetic, unfathomably fresh and tailored with headphones and soundsystems in mind, this is a satisfyingly overwhelming and engrossing listen; and likely to cause as much furore as last year's "Black Origami". Totally, utterly recommended!


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Ben Frost

Ionia / Ionia (JLIN Rework)

    Ionia is a brand new track by Ben Frost, taken from his forthcoming fifth studio album, The Centre Cannot Hold, out on Mute on 29 September 2017.  

    The Centre Cannot Hold was recorded over ten days by Steve Albini in Chicago. The music exists not in space, but in a space; it is a document of an event, of a room, and of the composer within it. It is music that is not fully controlled and appears to be anxiously, often violently competing against its creator.   

    The Ionia 12” is backed by an exclusive remix by JLIN.

    Jlin's long awaited second album “Black Origami” drop via Planet Mu. A percussion-led tour de force, it's a creation that seals her reputation as a unique producer with an exceptional ability to make riveting rhythmic music. “Black Origami” is driven by a deep creative thirst - 'Black Origami for me, comes from letting go creatively, creating with no boundaries. The simple definition of origami is the art of folding and constructing paper into a beautiful, yet complex design. Composing music for me is like origami, only I'm replacing paper with sound.'

    Spirituality and movement are both at the core of “Black Origami”, inspired largely by her ongoing collaborations with Indian dancer / movement artist Avril Stormy Unger whom she met and collaborated with at her debut performance for the Unsound festival.Playing with concention throughout, time shifting / folding / disrupting effects can be heard throughout the record -especially on “Holy Child”, an unlikely collaboration with minimalist legend William Basinski. She also collaborates again with Holly Herndon on “1%”, while Halcyon Veil producer Fawkes' voice is on “Calcination“ and Cape Town rapper Dope Saint Jude provides vocals for “Never Created, Never Destroyed“. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Hailing from the same town as Freddie Gibbs, Jlin's atypical brand of tribal-fused rhythmic workouts, leftfield sound design and amalgamation of footwerk energy couldn't be further from the gangsta rapper's remit; thankfully it’s every bit as good.


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