R Plus Seven (LP)


Oneohtrix Point Never

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Amoeba Review

09/29/2013

Daniel Lopatin's solo followup to the acclaimed Replica album is a feverish experience. Whereas Replica dealt in moods and atmospheres, at times calling to mind classic Brian Eno records, R Plus Seven jumps around in a surreal fashion—it's less dreamlike in the sense of the descriptor, yet more like an actual dream. The hilariously titled "Boring Angel" starts as demurely as its title might suggest, but its churchlike organ drones give way to Phillip Glass-style arpeggiated synths. "Americans" also calls to mind its namesake—it's at once idealistic, industrious and destructive. It's hard to pull out specific tracks from R Plus Seven since it jumps around so frequently within song, but "Zebra" is a likely highlight of anyone's listening experience, the album's "catchiest" song with a defined synth line leading the way and sparkling piano, cut up voice and ethereal washes cutting in periodically. Sometimes you wish R Plus Seven would congeal into a more cohesive statement—even the equipment and/or sounds Lopatin uses seem all over the map at times—but it doesn't sound random, either. It's more of an elusive quality that his work has that keeps you coming back to listen and figure it out, much like a cryptic dream you can't shake.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Boring Angel
Oneohtrix Point Never 04:16
2.
Americans
Oneohtrix Point Never 05:18
3.
He She
Oneohtrix Point Never 01:33
4.
Inside World
Oneohtrix Point Never 03:53
5.
Zebra
Oneohtrix Point Never 06:44


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Along
Oneohtrix Point Never 05:24
2.
Problem Areas
Oneohtrix Point Never 03:06
3.
Cryo
Oneohtrix Point Never 02:47
4.
Still Life
Oneohtrix Point Never 05:29
5.
Chrome Country
Oneohtrix Point Never 05:29

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