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MBTV: Electric Independence: Oneohtrix Point Never

When music has the power guide its listener past this mortal coil and into some dark, unknown void of obscurity, it's creator has got to be on to something. The latest release by Brooklyn-based synth guru, Dan Lopatin accomplishes just that. _Replica...

by MOTHERBOARD STAFF
Nov 3 2011, 7:02pm

When music has the power guide its listener past this mortal coil and into some dark, unknown void of obscurity, it’s creator has got to be on to something. The latest release by Brooklyn-based synth guru, Dan Lopatin accomplishes just that. Replica, Lopatin’s sixth longplayer released under the Oneohtrix Point Never moniker, combines warm, disintegrating bursts of reticent samples with stark, often lazy, melodies. These warring tone clusters whirl together and create some hypnotic hybrid of jazz and drone music—it’s a 10-stop imaginative journey, twisting through time and genre, that’s not to be missed.

Last year Motherboard visited Lopatin’s former home studio in Bushwick. We shot the breeze with him about his sundry inspirations, his musician parents’ influence on him at a young age and the strong connection he has with his keyboards, like his Roland Juno-60, nicknamed “Judy.”

Watch the episode above and stream the new record below. Replica comes out as a joint release between Software Recording Co. and Mexican Summer on Tuesday, November 8th. Buy it.

Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica by Mexican Summer

By Sean Yeaton

Reach this writer at sean@motherboard.tv