12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Despite her Chicago-area pedigree, Jlin never really subscribed to the accepted templates for making footwork or juke tunes; her cut-cut-cut-cut-paste production would challenge even the most skilled dancers. Black Origami takes Jlin even further down the rabbit hole, and proves her to be a real master of texture and atmosphere. The vocal samples on “Enigma” might vaguely hint at NOLA bounce, but in their heavily deconstructed state, the track works more like a haze-inducing narcotic than something to get the crowd hyped. The same goes for “Kyanite,” a showcase of mind-blowing drum programming. Footwork dancers in need of a breather, EDM fans ready to take a big leap: Black Origami is a pathway to new possibilities.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Despite her Chicago-area pedigree, Jlin never really subscribed to the accepted templates for making footwork or juke tunes; her cut-cut-cut-cut-paste production would challenge even the most skilled dancers. Black Origami takes Jlin even further down the rabbit hole, and proves her to be a real master of texture and atmosphere. The vocal samples on “Enigma” might vaguely hint at NOLA bounce, but in their heavily deconstructed state, the track works more like a haze-inducing narcotic than something to get the crowd hyped. The same goes for “Kyanite,” a showcase of mind-blowing drum programming. Footwork dancers in need of a breather, EDM fans ready to take a big leap: Black Origami is a pathway to new possibilities.

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Ratings and Reviews

Severian14 ,

Best electronic release of 2017

Jlin's Black Origami is... insane. Jlin came up in the wake of footwork, coming from the Chicago-adjacent Gary, Indiana. This makes her a relative outsider, and she approaches this music with an outsider's spirit, breaking footwork down to its base elements and then mixing those elements with various accelerants and explosives to create an album of frenetic, daring, tuneless electronic music that spins the footwork trope like a top.
DJ Rashad would be proud of Ms. Patton. What she has achieved here is truly transcendent; an album so unique and so pure that it's awesome kinetic power can be downright frightening.

wgwest ,

Hatshepsut

Hot Creative tracks.. bought Infrared and Ra from the Dark Energy album and like this album better.... rapid snare drums. Bought 1,3,5,6,8,9.... Very exciting songs. Had to play the preview of Kyanite three times before I decided to buy it... Glad I gave it a shot and bought. Syncopated drums and stutter voice on Nandi is very new to the music scene. Finally went back and bought NyaKinyua Rise.

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