ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
AGE OF WARP, OUT 1 JUNE
Uneasy listening from David Byrne collaborator.
Once known for abrasive noise, Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin is now a leading avant-garde composer. On Age Of, fresh from co-producing David Byrne’s American Utopia, the electronic maestro corrals everything from classical baroque to deconstructed techno and ancient folk ballads, all viewed through his cracked laptop screen. The Station’s acoustic guitar and asphyxiated vocals evoke a prehistoric R&B, like the Neptunes in a haunted temple; Anohni duets with sampled screams and James Blake’s churchly keyboards on the spirit-churning hymnal Same. By the end, Lopatin has captured the uneasy calm of a mind unhinged by information overload. Listen To: The Station | Same