Oneohtrix Point Never – “Returnal”

Daniel Lopatin – the bearded Brooklynite who records as Oneohtrix Point Never – creates dark, electronic oscillations that soothe more than anything.  Like Fuck Buttons on a steady diet of Brian Eno and Aphex Twin’s ambient work, he coaxes form and melody out of his densely layered dronescapes.  Lopatin’s heavily pitch-warped vocals also conjure The Knife/Fever Ray’s Karin Dreijer Andersson to an eerie degree.  Returnal‘s title track is both its most accessible piece and its crown jewel.

Returnal is out now on Editions Mego.


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