May 14, 2017
Jlin's Black Origami: drums and drums and more drums
Have you ever crawled inside a drum? Actually stripped down to your undercrunkies, split the skin of a snare and climbed inside?
I have. It's flipping amazing.
Oh no wait, I'm not inside a drum. I'm just listening to Jlin's second album Black Origami. SEE WHAT I DID THERE? I thank you.
She takes the basis of footwork, that stuttering dancing music so in fashion a few years ago, and maps that into something quite new. Her percussive world is so overwhelming that it's easy to go a long time before you realise you've not heard a chord for twenty minutes. Or a synth line. Just drums and drums and vocal snippets and more drums.
Have a listen to Nandi, three and a half minutes of machine-drilled opera,
Further Fats: Chosen Words - B Is For Boss Drum (2010)