Oneohtrix Point Never
EMEGO 104 CD
***AVAILABLE AGAIN ON VINYL!!! Returnal is the fourth album from DANIEL LOPATIN’s ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER project, after Betrayed In The Octagon (Deception Island, 2007), Zones Without People (Arbor, 2009) and Russian Mind (No Fun, 2009). All three albums being superbly compiled on the Rifts double CD set (No Fun, 2009). It sees Lopatin fine-tune his craft for the creation of deep atmospheres and textures even further. Starting off with the mind-blowing triptych of "Nil Admiari"/"Describing Bodies"/"Stress Waves," which fires off into a noise/rhythm excess before entering a zone of relative calm, building to the melancholy of the final part. This sets the tone perfectly for the album's title track, a stunning, out-of-this-world ballad featuring Lopatin's near-desperate vocal delivery, ending what could be seen as one of his most chilling and thought-provoking sides to-date. Awesome spot-varnished cover design by STEPHEN O’MALLEY. Gatefold LP version. Received an 8.2 rating from Pitchfork.