Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography) by Jlin; Bandcamp Link: Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography)
Number 39 in the Wire Magazine (@thewiremagazine) Top 50 Releases of 2018.
I liked Jlin’s last album, Black Origami, so much, that, well, pretty much anything afterwards is bound to be something of a let down, in one way or another.
However, instead of releasing a next album, proper, she released this album, “…the score for her collaboration with renowned British choreographer Wayne McGregor…”
It is often atmospheric, relies more on synthesizers and melodic phrasing, than pure rhythm. But the rhythmic tracks, when they happen, feel more stripped down and less complex than those on Black Origami. On the edge of something that would pass for commercial electronic dance music (not that I am an expert about that!).
It’s an interesting document, but I don’t feel like it really stands on its own as an “album”. I wish I’d seen the dance piece that it accompanied!
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