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Jlin preps percussion-focused album 'Black 'Origami' on Planet Mu

The follow up to her critically acclaimed debut ‘Dark Energy’

  • Harrison Williams
  • 14 March 2017

Jlin is back on Planet Mu with her highly anticipated second album tiled ‘Black Origami’, featuring tracks that highlight her unique approach to percussion and rhythm.

Having earned acclaim from many, including Aphex Twin who considers her one of his favorite contemporary producers, Jlin is looking to further cement her status following her highly praised debut album ‘Dark Energy’ released in 2015.

‘Black Origami’ consists of 12 tracks and is influenced by her work with Indian dancer Avril Stormy Unger, having collaborated together following a meeting at Unsound festival. The physical movement of Avril allows Jlin to further understand the music she creates.

On the vision behind the album, Jlin says the project is largely about letting go and 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. I chose to title the album ‘Black Origami’ because like ‘Dark Energy’ I still create from the beauty of darkness and blackness. The willingness to go into the hardest places within myself to create for me means that I can touch the Infinity.”

‘Black Origami’ is set for release on May 19.

Listen to a cut from the album titled ‘Nyakinyua Rise’ below.

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