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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

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A minor-key piano figure makes its stately, affecting way across a sound stage of buzzing riffs, cloudy fuzz & squealing tones: the arresting restraint of Replica, the delicately balanced title track of the new Oneohtrix Point Never, contrasts markedly with the earlier Sleep Dealer's pot pourri of squelchy synth gestures...

Also, proving a point recently nailed on Disquiet, the live debut of Lopatin's chamber-kosmische supergroup FRKWYS 7 Ensemble is - enlightenedly - already up on SoundCloud for the global audience that would have loved to make it to Pittsburgh last Friday night... Hear its often compelling, sometimes grandiloquent set (mostly improvised, according to the "electronic jam band"'s intro) below too.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer

FRKWYS 7 Ensemble - Live at VIA Festival (Oct. 6th 2011)

"Room audio from the debut performance of the FRKWYS 7 ensemble feat. David Borden, James Ferraro, Samuel Godin, Laurel Halo, and Daniel Lopatin at Carnegie Mellon University's Kresge Theater on October 7th, 2011. Part of VIA Festival 2011 in Pittsburgh PA."

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