By Gregory AdamsDaniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) and Canadian experimental soundscapist Tim Hecker recently noted that they had a free jazz-inspired collaboration on the horizon, and we now know the album will be titled Instrumental Tourist. Coming as the first part of a new series called SSTUDIOS to be issued through Lopatin's Software imprint, the joint effort will drop November 20.
A press release explains that SSTUDIOS "invites artists in the field of electronic music to create collaborative works of quality and vision." With Instrumental Tourist, Lopatin and Hecker have apparently "designed a sound palette from the acoustic resonance of digitally-sourced 'Instruments of the World.'"
Furthermore, they "mimic the tropes and techniques of jazz-based improvisation, with little preparation prior."
You can nab a sneak peek of the album in the video for the ethereal electro-acoustic drone "Uptown Psychedelia" down below.
1. Uptown Psychedelia 2. Scene From a French Zoo 3. Vacinnation For Thomas Mann 4. Instrusions 5. Whole Earth Tascam 6. GRM Blue II 7. GRM Blue III 8. Racist Drone 9. Grey Geisha 10. Instrumental Tourist 11. Ritual For Consumption 12. Vaccination