Just this morning (July 12), Oneohtrix Point Never announced that he would be joining forces with Teklife's DJ Earl for the album Open Your Eyes. But while Daniel Lopatin looks towards that future, he's also closing another chapter. Lopatin has announced that he's closing down his beloved Software Records imprint.
Lopatin revealed the sad news via a cryptic message on the label's website, where he wrote "Software Recording Co. 2011 - ∞." He also shared a quote from Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, which reads: "Obviously I believe in reincarnation and all of that kind of stuff — I don't think anyone's going to be surprised to hear that."
Back in 2011, the Brooklyn-based Software was launched with the help of Mexican Summer. Over the years, it served as the home to various projects helmed by Lopatin, including several OPN albums, such as 2014's Replica. The label also released records by his Ford & Lopatin project, along with Lopatin's Instrumental Tourist album with Tim Hecker.
On top of the various OPN output, Software put out records from the likes of Autre Ne Veut, Blanck Mass, Slava, Co La, Pete Swanson, Suicideyear and Gabi, among many others.