Oneohtrix Point Never made #4 on our Favorite 50 Albums of 2009. Here’s why:
From Daniel Lopatin (a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never):
The physicality of Nate’s work is what grabbed me, and the ways in which his videos seem to creep into your nervous system and trigger a wealth of retinal datatrash which is completely ancillary to the raw visual content presented in the videos on their own. In other words what you’re experiencing is the pooled reality of your own internal psychedelic engine and Nate’s. This isn’t unlike the binaural brainwave effect of certain OPN recordings. Also I think that on some level, we’re both invested in the idea that artistic pejoratives are largely contextual, and that by embedding fully-formed or culturally codified styles and technologies into our own personal systems, we strive to go beyond whats implicit about them historically.
Check out “Russian Mind” on Rifts, out now on No Fun Productions.