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Oneohtrix Point Never is the recording name of composer/producer Daniel Lopatin. He is known for creating intricate electronic music that is characterized by its emphasis on melody and hypnotic pacing, conceptually stylized structures and extreme use of audio processing techniques. Early incarnations of OPN date back to the mid 2000s and drew heavily on the stylistic forms of cutout bin ambient and new age records, combined with the structure and abrasiveness of noise music. A series of home-recorded cassette and CDR releases interspersed with a number of full-length albums surfaced around 2007, and by 2009, these were compiled on the 5-LP box set ‘Rifts’ which brought him international acclaim. Lopatin then released his next LP Replica on his own imprint, Software. This body of work focused heavily on sample-based composition; intuitively structuring the record’s 10 tracks around samples from recorded archives of TV commercials he purchased from a “nostalgia dealer” on the internet. Nearly two years later, Oneohtrix Point Never made its Warp debut with R Plus Seven. Inspired by procedural poetry and commercial television soundtrack tropes, the record could be heard as a cryptic meditation on the materiality of sound itself told via Lopatin’s increasingly sculptural style of production. Other works have included collaborations with Antony Hegarty on a rendition of the Oneohtrix Point Never song ‘Returnal’ and a remix of Hegarty’s 2012 song ‘Swanlights’, a remix of the Nine Inch Nails song ‘Find My Way’


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  • antigolf

    I have accomplished my goal of top listener. Now I can die in peace.

    24 Jun 1:12am Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    He really does make great work music. I wrote half the day yesterday with Suite From Magnetic Rose on repeat.

    6 Jun 2:18am Reply
  • cinquefoilz

    Daniel Lopatin is my dad

    31 May 11:12am Reply
  • HumanEvents

    The best music to work to. ever.

    28 May 10:42pm Reply
  • Hallshaster

    This boy is kickin' out old computer grooves better than Pumper Hound ever did. I hear he uses his great grandpa's old Casio, but that's just what some pickled vagrant told me in '08. He was barking for change and bleeding from his ears. I couldn't get the change out because there was a tiny black hole in my pocket sucking the blood from my fingers lol.

    22 May 4:19am Reply
  • boogiedroid

    cosmic plastic shit of the highest order

    20 May 8:22am Reply
  • Servelius

    child soldier makes me feel things i wish i never felt

    9 May 7:28am Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    haha, "important" electronic music

    8 May 3:44pm Reply
  • Flohrjahn

    I somehow had to laugh real hard when I first heard Bullet Hell Abstraction I. Somehow reminded me Aphex Twin in terms of maniacal humour. Postmodern roundhouse kick.

    27 Apr 4:41pm Reply
  • tothecastle

    Picking one artist who best captures the spirit of our current cultural situation probably wouldn't best capture the spirit of our current cultural situation. But if it did I would probably pick OPN.

    27 Apr 12:17am Reply
  • garnite

    spacedoll, april 27 is digital version day

    26 Apr 12:13am Reply
  • m1a100

    Commissions II sounds incredibly, though! I hope someday the whole "Bullet Hell Abstraction" suite gets available somewhere.

    23 Apr 7:28pm Reply
  • spacedoll

    When is the digital version coming? I really need to hear something of this, the new release, even a sample, I don't care & THANK YOU DANIEL 4 EVER.Y.TH.ING.

    23 Apr 4:02am Reply
  • Jurmainson

    My face when I first heard Child Soldier.

    22 Apr 4:27pm Reply
  • m1a100

    @HarleyMagoo, I wouldn't say THE most important one, but, with no doubt, he's one of the most important artists on these last years indeed.

    21 Apr 8:53pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    aggghhhh Magnetic Rose! Just watched it again the other night; now I'm trying to picture where the pieces of this tune might fit..

    21 Apr 3:59am Reply
  • naoexistook

    someone arrest this man

    20 Apr 5:39am Reply
  • HarleyMagoo

    Literally the most important artist of the past ten years.

    19 Apr 2:44pm Reply
  • GuakaRocker

    Fucking vertical shooters.

    19 Apr 6:05am Reply
  • martingrich

    This is making me very nervous.

    19 Apr 3:24am Reply
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