ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER

AGE OF WARP, OUT 1 JUNE

Q (UK) - - Q Review New Albums - JAZZ MON­ROE

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

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