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Jlin’s Sonic Palette Defies Gravity and Genre on ‘Akoma’

Jlin’s Sonic Palette Defies Gravity and Genre on ‘Akoma’

On Jlin’s Akoma, composers long recognized for their innovations, such as Philip Glass, the Kronos Quartet, and Björk, are pulled into her orbit.

The 25 Best Electronic Albums of 2023

The 25 Best Electronic Albums of 2023

This year’s best electronic albums span the widest range of styles of any genre, ranging from melodic electro and warm house to the experimental outer reaches.

Jlin Updates Her Approach to Percussion on ‘Perspective’

Jlin Updates Her Approach to Percussion on ‘Perspective’

Synthetic or acoustic percussion, Perspective is another release that demonstrates Jlin is a genre unto herself and way ahead of the electronic music curve.

Mike Paradinas Reinterprets His ‘Goodbye’ EP As ‘Goodbye Remixes’

Mike Paradinas Reinterprets His ‘Goodbye’ EP As ‘Goodbye Remixes’

Mike Paradinas’ (aka µ-Ziq) current creative streak takes a quick break with the Goodbye Remixes EP. Some of the remixes add perks the originals didn’t have.

Jlin and Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix Steve Lehman and Henry Threadgill in New Series

Jlin and Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix Steve Lehman and Henry Threadgill in New Series

Pi Recordings celebrate 20 years in the music business with a series of ambitious remix projects. The first two feature Jlin and Georgia Anne Muldrow.

The 80 Best Albums of 2015

The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2015

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2015

Electronic music is one of the broadest reaching genres by design, and 2015 showcased that spectacularly well with a bevy of albums still heavily represented on playlists today.

On Black Girl Magic and Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Latest, ‘Overload’

On Black Girl Magic and Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Latest, ‘Overload’

It's tempting to proclaim this moment in black pop as something akin to 2018's political Year of the Woman -- Year of the Sista, if you will. But today's unapologetically progressive female black pop artists stand on the shoulders of a most impressive cohort from the '90s and early '00s.

Jlin Contorts Her Experimental Club Music into a Malleable Soundtrack to Wayne McGregor’s ‘Autobiography’

Jlin Contorts Her Experimental Club Music into a Malleable Soundtrack to Wayne McGregor’s ‘Autobiography’

Jlin's soundtrack for Wayne McGregor's Autobiography brings guttural, experimental club music from the dancefloor to the theater stage.

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2017

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2017

Electronic music is one of the broadest-reaching genres by design, and 2017 highlights that as well as any other year on record. These are the 20 best albums.

Jlin: Warrior of Art

Jlin: Warrior of Art

On the heels of massive praise for her latest album, Black Origami, electronic music innovator Jlin talks with PopMatters about her methodology and the lessons learned on her pursuit of inner alignment.
Jlin: Black Origami

Jlin: Black Origami

Black Origami is not an album you can sink into; attempting to do so is like trying to sleep on a bed of steel wires. Yet it is a challenging, demanding, and wholly edifying work of rhythmic art.