Age Of (LP)


Oneohtrix Point Never

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Amoeba Review

05/31/2018

It was only a matter of time before Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never decided to make his byzantine compositions into tightly honed electro-soul nuggets. Though he has consistently pushed the envelope in terms of how music can be experienced — and still does so on Age Of — this is the first time Lopatin has created some of his music with widespread listenability in mind. The autotuned vocals on smooth tracks like “Babylon” and “Black Snow” make them palpable for fans of Frank Ocean and James Blake, even while trouble burbles beneath the surface, in the form of disintegrating harpsichords, sudden flutes, and digital noise. “The Station” fuses a mechanical guitar riff to digitized vocals in a thoughtful way that makes the track feel like a robot gaining sentience, akin to one of Daft Punk’s more cerebral tracks. Other tracks are less friendly, like “We’ll Take It,” piecing together sped-up samples, foreboding synths, and clanging beats that fire with the intensity and precision of assembly-line machinery. While by no means an easy listen, Age Of’s vague sense of New Age utopia keeps things in line and unified. It’s like a soundtrack to the future, both beautiful and terrifying.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Age Of
Oneohtrix Point Never 03:24
2.
Babylon
Oneohtrix Point Never 03:04
3.
Manifold
Oneohtrix Point Never 01:49
4.
The Station
Oneohtrix Point Never 04:19
5.
Toys 2
Oneohtrix Point Never 04:38
6.
Black Snow
Oneohtrix Point Never 03:40


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
myriad.industries
Oneohtrix Point Never 01:07
2.
Warning
Oneohtrix Point Never 02:38
3.
We'll Take It
Oneohtrix Point Never 03:45
4.
Same
Oneohtrix Point Never 02:01
5.
RayCats
Oneohtrix Point Never 03:40
6.
Still Stuff That Doesn't Happen
Oneohtrix Point Never 04:21
7.
Last Known Image Of A Song
Oneohtrix Point Never 04:06

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