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Oneohtrix Point Never (OPN) is pleased to share 'Replica' the title track from his forthcoming album on Software/Mexican Summer. 'Replica' finds Daniel Lopatin in top form, morphing 70s-style ECM piano atmospheres into an electric dirge-like circular drone piece for piano, synth, digital koto and fried tape delay.

Hear The Title Track From The Album Replica Due November 8 on Mexican Summer

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For the uninitiated, Oneohtrix Point Never is Daniel Lopatin, a US native whose work has brought him to the forefront of the modern electronic composition scene. Though Lopatin’s rise felt meteoric following his 2009 double-disc anthology 'Rifts' and its 2010 follow-up 'Returnal', (praised by the likes of Wire, Pitchfork, Fader, Guardian UK, The Quietus, and XLR8R) his love of polyphonic synthesizers dates back to childhood jam sessions with his father’s Roland Juno-60, an instrument which, like B.B. King’s Lucille, he has never left behind.

'Replica', his latest effort, is an electronic song cycle based around lo-fi audio procured from television advertisement compilations. These sample-based meditations are as lyrical as they are ecological, featuring re-purposed “ghost vocals” which serve as narration for Lopatin’s signature amorphous, ambient passages. Lopatin’s commitment to his Juno-60 is still on display, but the placid, synthetic surroundings of 'Returnal'  are accelerated via darker, propulsive terrains  using samplers, analog filtering, tape manipulation, acoustic piano, plate reverb and sub-frequencies. In his own words, “Replica has as much to do with environmental, broadcasted, and club sounds as it does with more direct musical influences.” The result is a heightened sense of music as part and parcel of an overall sonic landscape.

'Replica' was mastered by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Dan Deacon) and mixed by childhood friend Al Carlson at Mexican Summer’s studio, marking this as Lopatin’s first proper studio project.

Album Tracklisting

Sleep Dealer
Power of Persuasion
Child Soldier

Live Dates

22nd - The Cube (Bristol) w/ Bill Kouligas
23rd - Brudenell Social Club (Leeds)
24th - London TBA

Oneohtrix Point Never - 'Replica' Free Download of Title Track Available Now

12 October 2011


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