EROTIC HEAT /#\/\#/\/\/\/\/\/\/\#/\#/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/#\/#\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\#/\#/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\#/\# -Jlin

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plax (ico), Friday, 3 April 2015 07:36 (two years ago) Permalink

I really love her new album so much.

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Friday, 3 April 2015 19:02 (two years ago) Permalink

yes

Pic Verry (mattresslessness), Friday, 3 April 2015 19:04 (two years ago) Permalink

"Erotic Heat" is amazing but I feel especially with her new album out, a thread about her deserves a better hook than a track that's been out for years.

The Reverend, Friday, 3 April 2015 20:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Like I didn't even see her name in the title at first

The Reverend, Friday, 3 April 2015 20:38 (two years ago) Permalink

love this! to my ears she is staking out a really good middle ground between basics and experimentalism

the late great, Saturday, 4 April 2015 05:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Shoutout to the mandarin and mortal kombat samples on Infrared (Bagua)

, Monday, 6 April 2015 11:38 (two years ago) Permalink

I have a really hard time listening to this :(

Most of the footwork I'm into is really melodically forgiving. Although, this could just be one of those kinds of albums I'll come to like more than anything else in the future, so who knows.

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 6 April 2015 21:04 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

first four tracks of this album are stunning

lex pretend, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:01 (two years ago) Permalink

(i find the rest pretty forgettable, but those first four tracks!)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Expand is a fave for me.

but then again, who really cares? I don’t. (dog latin), Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:25 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Is there nowhere else on ilm this is being talked about? It's fucking great - and awesome fun - and kinda beautiful. There's nothing else this year that's sounded quite as new as this LP. It's playful and menacing at the same time. It reminds me of year zero jungle a little bit in its use of samples, that work even though they really shouldn't. I've spent a lot of time jumping up and down in my flat to this.

kraudive, Thursday, 17 September 2015 23:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is my favorite album of the year. "Playful and menacing at the same time" otm. It totally feels sui generis even among other footwork stuff.

best beloved george benson (The Reverend), Thursday, 17 September 2015 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Also, I'm excited to see her next week!

best beloved george benson (The Reverend), Thursday, 17 September 2015 23:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I'll have to wait until she comes to the UK - please update with yr thoughts.

Yeah, this is my favourite record of the year. It's so, so, great.

kraudive, Thursday, 17 September 2015 23:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Btw she was fucking great. she said it was only her second performance tho! Played a bunch of stuff from the album + some other amazing stuff that I'm assuming is hers (including one she said was a premier) + a few Traxman and RP Boo tracks, one of the latter she made us promise not to tell him she was playing. Sometimes she'd stop and talk between tracks a little bit but managed not to kill the energy in doing so. It was all super hard and banging and scary and awesome. Go see her if you have a chance.

The Reverend, Saturday, 26 September 2015 05:33 (one year ago) Permalink

v late but i love that track-by-track guide linked upthread

lex pretend, Saturday, 26 September 2015 08:11 (one year ago) Permalink

year zero jungle otm. also reminds me of the gabba I used to listen to as a teenager with the mishmash of incongruent samples which sound cooler than they make sense.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Saturday, 26 September 2015 09:29 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I am really loving the direction of her new EP (which you can listen to entirely, albeit track by track, on Bandcamp)

https://jlin.bandcamp.com/album/free-fall

cory artangel (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 17:15 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

She killed it at the Exchange in Bristol on Saturday http://thequietus.com/articles/19707-live-report-jlin-exchange-bristol-review

posted with permission by (dog latin), Friday, 12 February 2016 11:44 (one year ago) Permalink

New album 'Black Origami' announced on Hyperdub. No date set yet, but I'm already pretty hyped.

posted with permission by (dog latin), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 16:35 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

just saw her win over a somewhat sleepy Thursday night Salford crowd w/ a blinding set that kept gaining velocity and ended up monstrous. ppl suddenly stopping still with huge grins on their faces mouthing "oh my god!", and some superb grimacing on her part as she leant in

ogmor, Friday, 8 April 2016 00:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I missed her a couple weeks ago bc I was already on the train home with groceries when I remembered she was playing :(

Hey (Extended Mix), Saturday, 9 April 2016 09:03 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Ogmor described it perfect, same at her festival gig at Brussels last week.

Had the chance to chat to her for radio. She talked the upcoming Dark Lotus 12" (February 10), Black Origami album (May), on her mother sitting on her bed commenting on her tracks, on why water is her greatest influence, how she don't believes she reached her peak with Dark Energy yet. You can stream the thing, from the 40 minute mark on: https://www.mixcloud.com/Sterrenplaten/sterrenplaten-30-september-2016-jlin/

maarten, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 20:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

new single
https://jlin.bandcamp.com/album/dark-lotus

Dominique, Friday, 10 February 2017 19:37 (four months ago) Permalink

she could put on a mean strobe show & really get the seizures going

ogmor, Friday, 10 February 2017 23:43 (four months ago) Permalink

this is fantastic

the late great, Saturday, 11 February 2017 03:12 (four months ago) Permalink

nyakinyua rise!

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Sunday, 12 February 2017 01:17 (four months ago) Permalink

I really like how the triplet-based rhythms are getting into deep West African drumming territory, not sure I love how it's made up of all these dry, pointillistic one-shot samples.

Btw can anyone ID the vocal whinny sample (like at 1:49 in Nyakinyua Rise) that's been popping up in a ton of club tracks lately? for example.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 18:46 (four months ago) Permalink

(i don't know why my links aren't working lately, but: https://nervoushorizon.bandcamp.com/track/tsvi-assams-children)

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 18:46 (four months ago) Permalink

dry, pointillistic one-shot samples

lol this is basically what I want all dance music to be

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 20:41 (four months ago) Permalink

this is fantastic

You're goddamn right. I'm hoping to hear more tracks like Nyakinyua Rise and Nandi on the new album

paolo, Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:01 (four months ago) Permalink

Sensational.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 16 February 2017 22:20 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=38449

the late great, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:45 (three months ago) Permalink

The LP includes collaborations with Holly Herndon and William Basinski.

YES YES

Pengest Khan (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Dark Lotus is incredible. Really looking forward to this album.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:16 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

great article

the late great, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 16:19 (one month ago) Permalink

yea that was great

"holy child" is pretty neat

marcos, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:00 (one month ago) Permalink

A heads up for any US ilxors- Amazon has Black Origami on vinyl listed for just $9. It's almost definitely an error, but maybe worth taking a crack at it?

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Origami-Jlin/dp/B06XQ413N5/ref=sr_1_1_twi_lp__1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1494882472&sr=1-1&keywords=jlin+black+origami

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Monday, 15 May 2017 21:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Not sure if anyone saw these, but Jlin shared her sample source files last year for this record and the last one, and it's really fun listening to Black Origami and hearing lots of them. IMO one of the coolest, most generous things an artist has done for fellow musicians.

Dominique, Thursday, 18 May 2017 14:10 (one month ago) Permalink

just picked this up and gave it the first listen ... amazingly good

the late great, Friday, 19 May 2017 01:10 (one month ago) Permalink

can't wait to hear it!

flopson, Friday, 19 May 2017 01:55 (one month ago) Permalink

It's up on Bandcamp.

o. nate, Friday, 19 May 2017 01:57 (one month ago) Permalink

"Kyanite" is a jam. Refreshing and inventive stuff

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 19 May 2017 05:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm 1 minute into this album and it's already a stonker

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 19 May 2017 08:11 (one month ago) Permalink

those spinal rattling sounds, the huge floor timpanis. hard to believe this is even footwork any more. it's just so complex. programming on a level with peak-era Aphex. can you imagine the work she must have put in to this?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 19 May 2017 08:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Not sure if anyone saw these, but Jlin shared her sample source files last year for this record and the last one, and it's really fun listening to Black Origami and hearing lots of them. IMO one of the coolest, most generous things an artist has done for fellow musicians.

― Dominique, Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:10 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ysi?

flopson, Friday, 19 May 2017 14:04 (one month ago) Permalink

fuk this rulz

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 19 May 2017 23:08 (one month ago) Permalink

don't actually have URL anymore (if it's still up), but you can scroll way back into Jlin's fb page to see?

Dominique, Saturday, 20 May 2017 02:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Jlin is a level above every other producer around right now

paolo, Saturday, 20 May 2017 14:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I think this might be a step up from Dark Energy, which is a pretty impressive feat

Moodles, Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:14 (one month ago) Permalink

tybg

flopson, Saturday, 20 May 2017 16:22 (one month ago) Permalink

paolo and moodles otm, this is truly Next Level Shit

the late great, Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:29 (one month ago) Permalink

just found out she was a math major, makes sense!!

the late great, Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:46 (one month ago) Permalink

my favorite track is hatshepsut (mentasms + 808s!!)

the late great, Saturday, 20 May 2017 19:37 (one month ago) Permalink

would not compare to aphex twin - more like shackleton imo

the late great, Saturday, 20 May 2017 19:45 (one month ago) Permalink

this is so fucking good

just another (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 23 May 2017 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Looooooooooooooooove this

Tim F, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 21:59 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't think the aphex twin comparisons are off base: this is rhythmic virtuosity at play, the likes of which i haven't heard in anyone but the two. where afx is more straightforward with melody intertwined, jlin instead focuses on the dizzying footwerk polyrhythms

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 25 May 2017 22:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I agree with Vahid that Shackleton is the best (albeit still reductive) point of comparison. These grooves *work* as grooves in a way that I don't think is true of Aphex post oh 1994.

(Ironically, sounding a bit "off" is a quality that post 1994 Apjex shares with footwork but which Jlin herself lacks)

Tim F, Thursday, 25 May 2017 23:23 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm also put in mind of what I guess I'd describe as "full kit neurofunk", like Source Direct's "Computer State", Sonar Circle's "Bass Flip", Maximum Style's "The Message (Arcon 2 Remix)", Can's "Tango Whiskeyman (A Guy Called Gerald Remix)", 4 Hero's "We Who Are Not As Others"...

Tim F, Thursday, 25 May 2017 23:32 (one month ago) Permalink

this album actually reminds me a lot of drum corps charts -- some of the tracks even use marching snare samples

Dominique, Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00 (one month ago) Permalink

this album

http://reactiongifs.com/?p=10130

flopson, Friday, 26 May 2017 14:28 (one month ago) Permalink

this album
http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/omg-chair.gif

flopson, Friday, 26 May 2017 14:29 (one month ago) Permalink

chair otm

Tim F, Friday, 26 May 2017 14:47 (one month ago) Permalink


you're going to die down here
all

flopson, Friday, 26 May 2017 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

this is really interesting music

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 26 May 2017 16:06 (one month ago) Permalink

https://media.giphy.com/media/8VQ98Xmm8wrwk/giphy.gif

ogmor, Friday, 26 May 2017 16:13 (one month ago) Permalink

haha
i meant that as a compliment!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 26 May 2017 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

In terms of sheer rhythmic invention neither Aphex nor Shackleton come close to Jlin. Shackleton shares some her mastery of space and depth, while Aphex has manu fantastic qualities but they aren't the same as Jlin's. A lot of these beats are next level - one of the reasons she's so distinctive is because by and large she doesn't work in 4/4.

Matt DC, Friday, 26 May 2017 16:59 (one month ago) Permalink

I genuinely wish I found this as impressive and enjoyable as everyone else seems to :/

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 26 May 2017 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

I agree with Matt that no single comparison is going to to be terribly reliable.

One reason why I tend to think complex but still dancefloor-friendly drum and bass is a better point of comparison is that the thing that really strikes me about Jlin's beats is the very careful, very intricate interplay between the various drum hits at her disposal - that stereopanning "ball ricocheting around an inverted drum kit" feel she goes for.

Shackleton ended up with some of the same sonic qualities but he was coming from quite a different angle - rhythms as the sacred music of a lost civilisation kind of thing.

Jlin's music feels much more irrepressible and almost happy as a result of its sheer rhythmic exuberance - "fierce, fierce, fierce joy" as Bjork once put it.

Tim F, Friday, 26 May 2017 22:22 (one month ago) Permalink


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