Oneohtrix Point Never’s Rifts collection to be reissued as expanded 5LP/3CD set after being discovered by astronauts in the expanse of space

Oneohtrix Point Never's Rifts collection to be reissued as expanded 5LP/3CD set after being discovered by astronauts in the expanse of space

It is safe to say that more people are interested in Oneohtrix Point Never in 2012 than they were in 2009. It is very safe to say this. But 2009 was when No Fun Productions put out Rifts, a multi-disc compilation of Oneohtrix Point Never’s album triptych + sorted early work. Since then, it’s been somewhat difficult to find, mostly because many of the copies were shot into space by an eccentric billionaire. Don’t worry, though, Daniel Lopatin’s (a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never’s) Software label has sent its finest astronauts to recover the lost box set. And we’re pleased to report the mission was a complete success, thanks to this inanimate carbon rod.

As our other favorite space travelers FACT report, the label is reissuing the set on November 19 in triple-CD and 5LP formats. Like the original, it contains Oneohtrix’s first three full-lengths — Betrayed in the Octagon, Russian Mind, and Zones Without People — as well as a smattering of rare material. The reissued version does one better (take that, stupid original version that was shot into space) by including tracks from cassettes on NNA Tapes, Utmarken, and Catholic Tapes. Some versions (read: the CD version) even contain music from the Oneohtrix/Tim Hecker collaboration Instrumental Tourist, which just so happens to be coming out on November 20. Practically the same day! [Update: The tracklisting for both the LP and CD are identical.]

Since the reissued version of the album is made from pure moon rock, it will be limited to a 1,000-copy vinyl pressing. Fine, it is not made of pure moon rock. It is a 1,000-copy vinyl pressing. And it does come with a deluxe slipcase containing individually jacketed LPs. It’s not moon rocks, but it’s almost moon rocks? It is nothing like moon rocks.

Rifts vinyl tracklist:

LP 1: Betrayed in the Octagon
01. Woe Is The Transgression I
02. Behind The Bank
03. Eyeballs
04. Betrayed In The Octagon
05. Woe Is The Transgression II
06. Parallel Minds
07. Laser To Laser

LP 2: Russian Mind
01. Months
02. Physical Memory
03. Grief And Repetition
04. Russian Mind
05. Time Decanted
06. Immanence

LP 3: Zones Without People
01. Computer Vision
02. Format & Journey North
03. Zones Without People
04. Learning To Control Myself
05. Disconnecting Entirely
06. Emil Cioran
07. Hyperdawn

LP 4: Drawn and Quartered
01. Lovergirls Precinct
02. Ships Without Meaning
03. Terminator Lake
04. Transmat Memories
05. A Pact Between Strangers
06. When I Get Back From New York
07. I Know It’s Taking Pictures From Another Plane (Inside Your Sun)

LP 5: The Fall into Time
01. Blue Drive
02. The Trouble With Being Born
03. Sand Partina
04. Melancholy Descriptions Of Simple 3D Environments
05. Memory Vague
06. KGB Nights

CD 1: Betrayed In The Octagon
01. Woe is the Transgression I
02. Behind the Bank
03. Eyeballs
04. Betrayed in the Octagon
05. Woe is the Transgression II
06. Parallel Minds
07. Laser to Laser
08. Ships Without Meaning (9:39)
09. Terminator Lake (5:40)
10. Transmat Memories (5:35)
11. A Pact Between Strangers (4:19)
12. When I Get Back from New York (16:40)

CD 2: Zones Without People
01. Computer Vision
02. Format & Journey North
03. Zones Without People
04. Learning to Control Myself
05. Disconnecting Entirely
06. Emil Cioran
07. Hyperdawn
08. Lovergirls Precinct (1:36)
09. I Know It’s Taking Pictures From Another Plane (Inside Your Sun) (2:30)
10. Blue Drive (10:05)
11. The Trouble With Being Born (4:31)
12. Sand Partina (7:01)

CD 3: Russian Mind
01. Months
02. Physical Memory
03. Grief and Repetition
04. Russian Mind
05. Time Decanted
06. Immanence
07. Melancholy Descriptions of Simple 3D Environments (10:58)
08. Memory Vague (4:47)
09. KGB Nights (6:07)

• Oneohtrix Point Never: http://www.pointnever.com
• Software: http://www.softwarelabel.net

[Photo: Erez Avissar]

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