Jlin's new album ‘Akoma’ sets a new benchmark in her personal road map, not only since the album features guest appearances from Björk, Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet but for her continued sonic persistence and resistance. Jlin does what Jlin does and it’s beloved across genres, across scenes and across generations. ‘Akoma’ is a new entry point into her sound and a new approach for both those who have been following diligently and those who are just now entering her world.
DeForrest Brown Jr., the writer and producer behind Speaker Music describes Techxodus as "abstracting Blackness through information overload" or as he states in the first track "Black music that sounds technological, rather than music made with technology." On Techxodus, he stakes out the intersection of tech, Blackness and resistance via music he's performed live and edited, ordered and reassembled in the studio.
Jlin’s Pulitzer Prize nominated ‘Perspective’ is a suite of compositions written for Chicago-based, Grammy-winning percussion ensemble Third Coast Percussion who have been performing it live for the last couple of years. Jlin is excited to release the original electronic versions of these works which TCP based their scores on. The results often sound more stark and alien than the acoustic performances let on. The CD format includes four previously vinyl-only bonus tracks from 2021’s Embryo EP.
Saint Abdullah & Eomac is a long distance, ongoing collaboration between New York based Iranian-Canadian brothers Mohammad and Mehdi Mehrabani (Saint Abdullah) and Ian McDonnell a.k.a. Eomac, based in Wicklow in Ireland. They tested the waters with their first album on Nicolas Jaar’s Other People label last year, but ‘Chasing Stateless’ is their fullest expression so far. […]