DANIEL LOPATIN, the boundary-pushing New York producer behind the Oneohtrix Point Never moniker, has announced a new album with Bridget Riley-style eye-dazzling cover art – and equally potent and bewitching sonics contained within.
Magic Oneohtrix Point Never will be with us on October 30th on Warp, and keeps the conceptual flow going.
2018’s acclaimed Age Of seemed to transmit prophesy of shifting cultural tides, globally. For his new album, Daniel introverted, reaching inward to create a musical world to armour both him and us against the privations of the now.
Magic Oneohtrix Point Never begins in the morning and ends overnight – a circadian album. It mimics the aleatory nature of radio listening, dialling across, letting your attention be caught and diverted; there’s strands of easy listening ‘muzak’ weaved through; as there is archived US radio DJ sign-offs and station idents, adverts, &c, all in open reflection of American music culture.
He’s released a teaser, “Drive Time Suite”, a three-minute blending of a trio of tracks from Magic Oneohtrix Point Never: listen below.
The suite takes “Cross Talk I”, “Auto & Allo” and “Long Road Home”, gently puddles them and offers up a near-future listening experience, imbued with vocoder, stately strings, hallucinatory production: music for a soon-coming utopia or dystopia: the one we already live and breath in.
Oneohtrix Point Never’s Magic Oneohtrix Point Never will be released on download, CD, cassette and digital formats on October 30th. You can pre-order yours here.