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Jlin Announces Her Hugely Anticipated Sophomore Album

'Black Origami' will feature collaborations with William Basinski, Holly Herndon, and Dope Saint Jude.
Photo by Mahdumita Nandi

Gary, Indiana-based producer Jlin announced today the title, tracklist, and release date for her sophomore album, Black Origami. The record will be released on English legacy imprint Planet Mu and follow her EP from February, Dark Lotus, last year's Free Fall EP, and her widely-praised 2016 debut LP Dark Energy.

Black Origami features 12 tracks and four collaborations, including songs with drone auteur William Basinski, Cape Town rapper and producer Dope Saint Jude, Halcyon Veil-affiliated artist Fawkes, and boundary-pushing experimentalist Holly Herndon, who also featured on the Dark Energy song "Expand."


In a press release, Jlin said that the album was inspired "this driving feeling that I wanted to do something different, something that challenged me to my core. Black Origami for me, comes from letting go creatively, creating with no boundaries."

"The simple definition of origami is the art of folding and constructing paper into a beautiful, yet complex design," she added. "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 will be released on vinyl, CD, and digital formats on May 19, and is available for pre-order.

Album artwork courtesy of the label

Black Origami tracklist:

1. Black Origami
2. Enigma
3. Kyanite
4. Holy Child
5. Nyakinyua Rise
6. Hatshepsut
7. Calcination
8. Carbon 7 (161)
9. Nandi
10. 1%
11. Never Created, Never Destroyed
12. Challenge (To Be Continued)

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