- Garden of Delete
- (Gatefold LP Jacket, Digital Download Card, 2PC)
- Artist: Oneohtrix Point Never
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 11/13/2015
Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Oneohtrix Point Never is musician, composer and producer Daniel Lopatin. Active under the moniker since 2007, Lopatin has released numerous EPs and full-length albums. Through an intricate unveiling of song snippets, film clips and a rabbit hole of internet postings involving a mysterious character named Ezra and world of music revolving around the band Kaoss Edge, Lopatin releases Garden of Delete. After spending time on tour with Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, Lopatin found himself gravitating towards the idea of creating a more rock inspired record. Building up from simple piano arrangements, the songs play with the idea of a three minute, “one-point-perspective” of a traditional rock song, but through the lense of Oneohtrix Point Never. Songs like “Ezra”, “Lift” and lead single “I Bite Through It” all hint at a verse-chorus-verse structure of a rock song, buried beneath layers of abstraction and manipulation one would expect from an OPN track, while the album’s magnificent 8 minute long centerpiece “Mutant Standard” shifts and changes, finding its closest rock relatives amongst prog and jam bands. Like Aphex Twin and the Prodigy before him, Lopatin manages to meld these seemingly distant sounds into a sound that is truly his own. Outside of his work as Oneohtrix Point Never, Lopatin founded Brooklyn-based Software Recording Company and has collaborated with a multitude of talented artists, directors, musicians and leading arts institutions; from Sofia Coppola to Ariel Kleiman, Antony & The Johnsons to Nine Inch Nails, Tate Modern to MoMA.