Monday, January 2, 2012

[SFT 010] Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica CD (Album) 2011

Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
Label: Software Records – SFT 010
Format: CD, Album, Digisleeve
Country: US
Released: 11 Nov 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Abstract, IDM

Engineer, Mixed By – Al Carlson
Illustration [Back Cover Skull] – DL*, HFF
Illustration [Front Cover Illustration By - 1936] – Virgil Finlay
Layout – Jesper Eklow, Theres Wegmann
Mastered By – Joe Lambert
Music By [All Music By] – Daniel Lopatin
Producer – Al Carlson, DL*, Joel Ford

1 Andro 3:56
2 Power Of Persuasion 3:30
3 Sleep Dealer 3:10
4 Remember 3:19
5 Replica 4:36
6 Nassau 4:43
7 Submersible 3:49
8 Up 3:57
9 Child Soldier 3:12
10 Explain 6:45
Arriving like some blockbuster sequel to 'Returnal', Oneohtrix Point Never's eagerly anticipated 'Replica' sucks us deep into a simulated 4.1 world fantasia. Most strikingly, his sonic palette is far broader than before, adding piano keys, Techno beats and somersaulting glitch edits with a fancier, hi-tech studio-honed sound design, articulating a more kinetic, progressive vision of timeless electronica. There's a palpable sense that he's excitedly exploring every option afforded him by the Mexican Summer studios, immersing himself and us in a vivid off-planet adventure every bit as sincerely lush and awe-inspiring as previous solo outings, but moving out of the shadows of his over-referenced influences and into the light of a stranger, alien sun. There are still obvious reminders of David Byrne & Brian Eno's 'My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts' or Eno and Jon Hassell's 'Possible Musics' and moments of Sakamoto-esque sublime, but there's also traces of Nicholas Collins' stutter-circuits and the digital dreams of mid-eighties Chris Carter. To be honest, we've not had a chance to spend much time with 'Replica' (sort it out promo people!), but we can guarantee it's going to be getting much closer inspection. From initial impressions it's hugely promising!

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica by Mexican Summer

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