Oneohtrix Point Never Moves to Warp for Experimental ‘R Plus Seven’ Album
October 1 LP described as a "major departure"
Oneohtrix Point Never will soon resurface with a new album. On October 1, Warp Records will release R Plus Seven, the follow-up to Daniel Lopatin’s outstanding 2011 LP Replica. The upcoming full-length will be the one-man band’s first record for Warp, who clearly have a preference for experimental, sample-heavy projects (see Boards of Canada’s latest effort, the Essential Tomorrow’s Harvest).
According to an official announcement, the forthcoming record contains “many familiar sonic touchstones” for OPN diehards, but also marks a “major departure from his previous work.” The contradictory press release continues, describing the new music as the closest Lopatin has “ever gotten to anything resembling traditional song structure,” but, of course, R Plus Seven is still full of “overlapping, abstract musical through-lines, puzzle-like pieces that, taken together, might allow you to glimpse an overarching tableau.”
Fans won’t have to wait for this 10-track collection to hear new Oneohtrix Point Never tunes, though. Lopatin served as executive soundtrack producer and music supervisor on Sofia Coppola’s latest film, The Bling Ring, which sees wide theater release on June 21. The electronic mastermind worked on the movie’s original score with longtime Coppola collaborator Brian Reitzell.
Earlier this year, Lopatin reissued his early Oneohtrix Point Never work as the Rifts box set. In 2012, he teamed with Tim Hecker to release the largely improvised Instrumental Tourist LP.
Scroll down for the track listing to R Plus Seven, followed by tour dates. Pre-orders of the impending album — in double-vinyl and CD formats — are currently available here.
R Plus Seven track list:
1. “Boring Angel”
3. “He She”
4. “Inside World”
7. “Problem Areas”
9. “Still Life”
10. “Chrome Country”
Oneohtrix Point Never 2013 tour dates:
September 14 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Festival Ceremonia
September 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral
September 22 – Kraków, Poland @ Sacrum Profanum
September 27 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
September 28 – The Hague, Netherlands @ Today’s Art Festival
October 1 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Centre for Contemporary Arts
October 3 – London, U.K. @ Islington Assembly Hall
October 4 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain
October 5 – Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun
November 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Walker Art Center
November 22 to 24 – East Sussex, U.K. @ ATP Weekender