When an artist as curious as Oneohtrix Point Never gets the opportunity to remix an iconic group like Nine Inch Nails, it's not surprising when the result feels like a hypothesis. Like, what if Trent Reznor asked Daniel Lopatin to produce the music on “Find My Way”? With the vocals untouched, we're given an alternate reality worthy of OPN's instrumental sci-fi narratives. The spirit remains but its vehicle is changed; here it's a sentient synthesizer circuit with memories of ambient music cycling across its consciousness. But more important than knowledge is the inquisitiveness, as the song focuses intensely on each section's hymnal aura, before snapping away to something just as detailed. R Plus 7, out August 1st on Warp, will probably have the same uncanny panoramas.
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