Oneohtrix Point Never Report Card

NXNE ’14 Report Card: Oneohtrix Point Never @ The Great Hall

Friday, June 20. Daniel Lopatin's long-awaited Toronto show delivers in ways even the faithful could not have expected.

- Jun 21, 2014

Background/Composition: Daniel Lopatin creates experimental electronic music as Oneohtrix Point Never.

Projections: A+

Nate Boyce's 3D designs rendered the fruits of the industrial age into absurd, impractical, and sublime digital sculptures. Everything seemed to have a slight undulation, like we were watching a 3D movie without glasses. Lopatin has said that Oneohtrix Point Never as we know it needs Nate Boyce, and it's true: proven track record aside, the ideological congruities between a musician whose palette is filled with digital trash and these visuals cannot be denied.

New ish: A

The set open and closed with R Plus Seven standouts "Still Life" and "Chrome Country," and reorganized their hard-hitting drops and peaks. The on-the-fly shaping gave these stunning tunes a new and iridescent perspective, as did the smattering of drums throughout the setlist. Apocalyptic ambience with an angular and occasionally structured element.

L'arbre de Guernica - Fernando Arrabal. (Music by Oneohtrix Point Never - Chrome Country)..

Delays: D


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