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 year 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 year ago) Permalink
i love the sounds Jlin uses but I'm with Jordan here. I dunno, music that is essentially rhythmic without any melodic counterpart often doesn't work for me, regardless of how intricate or unique the sound palette is. I dunno, I find this strain of music a bit exhausting but I admire its innovative nature
― Unchanging Window (Ross), Saturday, 1 July 2017 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 9 February 2018 15:03 (one year ago) Permalink
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:06 (ten months ago) Permalink
(from “Autobiography,” the score for her collaboration with British choreographer Wayne McGregor, which will be released in full on 28 September)
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:09 (ten months ago) Permalink
New album is really good, surprised it hasn't received much attention. More melodic and atmospheric than the others, but still very clearly Jlin. "Carbon 12" is a standout.
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 1 October 2018 03:32 (seven months ago) Permalink
I'm not feeling it as much as her earlier work I'm afraid, I think maybe because it was made for a ballet it's not great club music but not really designed for home listening either?
― paolo, Thursday, 25 October 2018 19:56 (seven months ago) Permalink
She's still one of the best producers around right now though. Jlin's weaker material is better than like 95% of all other electronic music right now
― paolo, Thursday, 25 October 2018 19:57 (seven months ago) Permalink