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Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

Door Smaël Bouaici |

After Age Of in 2018, then his remarkable soundtrack to the Netflix film Uncut Gems, New-Yorker Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never has released a staggered album (three tracks on Drive Time Suite and then five more on Midday Suite before the release of the complete product), a strange approach for such a conceptual work.

Magic Oneohtrix Point Never (which references the Boston radio which inspired it, Magic 106.7 FM) is a somewhat distorted reflection of the artist’s adolescence. A record which gives its listener the impression of continually changing frequencies on a car radio, a collage of jingles and presenter announcements that are superimposed with twisting violins and sonars.

There are also songs on this record, good ones, like ultra-lo-fi pop/folk of Lost But Never Alone, the ballad The Whether Channel that is made up entirely of blips, the futuristic new wave I Don’t Love Me Anymore and No Nightmres, an alt-pop ballad featuring the synthesised voice of The Weeknd. Rife with emotion, introspection, abstraction, manifesto and hidden meaning, with this record, Oneohtrix Point Neverhas created an entirely surrealist work of art.


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