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Footwork innovator Jlin continues to expand her sound

Indiana-based footwork producer Jlin is laser-focused in her vision and in her dedication to expanding her sound. Her debut album, Dark Energy, arrived in 2015, when footwork was gaining sizable popularity outside Chicago. The record stood out for its severity, with confrontational tracks that elegantly pair brooding tones with footwork’s precise rhythms. Jlin’s follow-up, 2017’s […]

Posted inFilm

A Time to Live and a Time to Die

A reflective autobiographical film about Hou Hsiao-hsien’s youth in the late 40s and early 50s. Largely filmed in the same places in Taiwan where the events originally happened, this unhurried 1985 family chronicle carries an emotional force and a historical significance that may not be immediately apparent. Working in long takes and wide-screen deep-focus compositions […]