ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER RELEASES SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “BLACK SNOW”

“BLACK SNOW” IS THE FIRST SONG RELEASED FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
AGE OF (JUNE 1)

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TORONTO, ON – April 26, 2018 - Today, Oneohtrix Point Never (OPN / Daniel Lopatin) releases the visionary “Black Snow” alongside a striking self-directed video.  ”Black Snow” is the first song to be released from the forthcoming album Age Of (June 1, Warp Records).

Watch: https://opn.lnk.to/BlackSnow-video

Listen: https://opn.lnk.to/BlackSnow

The lyrics on “Black Snow” take their inspiration from Nick Land and the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit he co-founded; a 1990′s collective of artist-philosophers that produced works of performance art, poetry and fiction and is most definitely worth a late-night internet spiral or two. The original text is detourned into a lyric that equates the incomprehensible hugeness of nuclear war to UHF fuzz, whilst addressing the idea that we are a species destined for confusion. The song’s breakdown is courtesy of a uniqle instrument invented by Hans Reichel in 1987 called the Daxophone, and the outro is dominated by a house music-inspired organ riff shot through waves of noise. An extremely catchy, mutated pop song whose ancestry might fall somewhere between the mood of The Seventh Continent and Bruce Cockburn’s “If I Had A Rocket Launcher.”

Terrifying and comforting in turns, OPN juggles beautiful pop riffs with demented minimalism and gut-grasping harmony, plunging into deep seas of color and tearing out threads of melody. The material may feel alien, but the scale of the thing is most decidedly – and affectingly – human. We are in for something truly special.

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Age Of Tracklist

  01 Age Of

  02 Babylon

  03 Manifold

  04 The Station

  05 Toys 2

  06 Black Snow

  07 myriad.industries

  08 Warning

  09 We’ll Take It

  10 Same

  11 RayCats

  12 Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

  13 Last Known Image of a Song

Formats

LP -in printed inner in 3mm outer sleeve, DL card, Packed in custom printed plastic bag

CD – in maxi single jewel case, half width custom inlay, 16pp booklet attached with glue dot to pack of case, packed in custom printed plastic bag

LP/CD+T-Shirt – exclusive bundle available from http://pointnever.com

Digital

PREORDERhttps://opn.lnk.to/AgeOf

Images of these unique physical editions are coming soon

ALBUM CREDITS -

Written, performed and produced by Oneohtrix Point Never

Additional production by James Blake

Mixed by James Blake
Assisted by Gabriel Schuman, Joshua Smith and Evan Sutton

Mix on Raycats and Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen by Gabriel Schuman

Additional production and mix on Toys 2 by Evan Sutton

Engineered by Gabriel Schuman and Evan Sutton

Assisted by Brandon Peralta

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Oneohtrix Point Never – Lead voice on Babylon, The Station, Black Snow, Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

Prurient – Voice on Babylon, Warning and Same

Kelsey Lu – Keyboards on Manifold and Last Known Image Of A Song

Anohni – Voice on Black Snow, We’ll Take It, Same and Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

Eli Keszler – Drums on Black Snow, Warning, Raycats and Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

James Blake – Keyboards on We’ll Take It, Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen and Same

Shaun Trujillo – Words on Black Snow, The Station and Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

Black Snow lyrics inspired by The Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, published by Time Spiral Press (2015)

Age Of contains a sample of Blow The Wind by Jocelyn Pook

myriad.industries contains a sample of Echospace by Gil Trythall

Manifold contains a spoken word sample from Overture (Aararat the Border Crossing) by Tayfun Erdem and a keyboard sample from Reharmonization by Julian Bradley

Album art and design by David Rudnick & Oneohtrix Point Never

Cover image

Jim Shaw

The Great Whatsit, 2017
acrylic on muslin

53 x 48 inches (134.6 x 121.9 cm)

Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

MYRIAD Live

22 May – Presented by Red Bull Music Festival New York and Park Avenue Armory at the Armory, New York City, USA [SOLD OUT]

24 May – Presented by Red Bull Music Festival New York and Park Avenue Armory at the Armory, New York City, USA, 7pm [SOLD OUT]

24 May – Presented by Red Bull Music Festival New York and Park Avenue Armory at the Armory, New York City, USA 9:30 pm  [Selling fast]

07 July – The Barbican, London, UK  [Selling fast]

 

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