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Black Origami


Black Origami

Second album from the Indiana-based electronic musician, producer and DJ featuring William Basinski and Holly Herndon

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A remarkable sophomore full-length that we'll be savoring and analyzing for a long time
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    It's earthy and futuristic, complex and linear, dance-y and a total mind-fuck. It's exactly what you'd expect from Jlin, but it's a total — and pleasant — surprise, too
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  3. 9.0 |   All Music

    Black Origami is a monumental achievement, yet it still seems like Jlin is just getting started
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  4. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    Turns the tools of footwork into an overwhelming piece of musical architecture, an epic treatise on where rhythm comes from and where it can go
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  5. 8.7 |   Gig Soup

    Succinctly, the album is musically thrilling. Trilled, skittering beats on the title song propel listeners headlong into multi-layered soundscapes
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  6. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    A significant development in Jlin’s already hugely original sound
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  7. 8.4 |   Resident Advisor

    Black Origami can be intimidating: it's dark, relentless, and makes substantial demands on the listener. But it's also powerful and distinctive
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  8. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Make no mistake—this is an album that’s challenging and demands attention, but if you can stay focused, you’ll be richly rewarded
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  9. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A challenging and demanding, yet wholly edifying, work of rhythmic art
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Full of agile textures, idiosyncratic juxtapositions and game-changing twists, Black Origami is an album of radical sound effects from a producer very much on her own path
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  11. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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  12. 8.0 |   Mixmag

    The sound of a huge talent blossoming
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  13. 8.0 |   Crack

    Footwork has always been body music; dance music at its purest. Yet the avant-garde was never far away. With Black Origami Jlin has pushed both of these potentials to exhilarating extremes
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  14. 8.0 |   Clash

    A record of experimentalism and inventiveness that reaches beyond novelty
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  15. 8.0 |   The 405

    It’s the mark of someone establishing their unique authorship with the utmost certitude
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  16. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Black Origami might be the most ambitious footwork album ever made
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