The twinkling baroque harpsichord that opens producer Daniel Lopatin’s latest album is a perfect representation of his unpredictable work. Having made his name over the past decade with albums that encompass noise music, synthesiser-heavy electronics, and luscious harmonies, his ninth record continues his legacy of off-kilter composition and unexpected instrumentation.
Lopatin, AKA Oneohtrix Point Never, has become increasingly collaborative in recent years, producing for David Byrne, writing for singers FKA Twigsand Anohni, and composing an eerie soundtrack for the Safdie brothers’ 2017 film Good Time. As such, Age Of is a collective effort, employing Anohni’s choral vocals on the distortion-heavy 'Same', noise artist Prurient’s screams on 'Warning' and James Blake’s keyboards on the pixelated melodies of 'Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen'.
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[This piece was published on 03/06/18]