Friday, November 30, 2018

Oneohtrix Point Never's Age Of & Love in the Time of Lexapro

Hi everyone,

Daniel Lopatin's Oneohtrix Point Never is a weirdly charming electronic project, trippy, ghostly, moving underneath it all. This show is devoted to two of his 2018 releases. Here's a good section of Wikipedia's entry on Age Of:

Influences on Age Of included the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and William Strauss's The Fourth Turning, a favorite book of former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, which Lopatin described as "insidious, like the voice of a computer insisting on the truth about history without any sensitivity given to how complex and non-linear systems might be"; Lopatin was subsequently inspired to "[use] that sort of taxonomy as a kind of farce to then create these little frameworks for understanding". Other inspirations included the writings of the 1990s multidisciplinary collective Cybernetic Culture Research Unit and the works of singer-songwriters such as Bruce Cockburn, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon.

The Love in the Time of Lexapro EP fills out the hour & extends the feel of Age Of nicely :)