Oneohtrix Point Never "Still Life (Excerpt)" (video)
Published Jun 25, 2013Oneohtrix Point Never (a.k.a. electronic innovator Daniel Lopatin) recently signed to Warp Records to release R Plus Seven on October 1, and now he's shared a video for an excerpt of the new track "Still Life."
The extremely abstract clip, created by Nate Boyce, features rudimentary 3D animation, which adds to the alien atmosphere of the hypnotic synthscape. According to a press release, this song is a "characteristic cut" off the new album.
The concept for the video is described like this:
Incongruous surfaces come together in a nexus of fetishistic material interactions. Cryptic ads for obscure objects, fragments of sculptural forms, and remnants of material surfaces are thrown into the mix with bulging semi-solids, unctuous quasi-liquids that are agitated into an animated flow. There is no resolution other than the suspension of these discrete elements from diverging orders: liquid, mineral, organic, consumerist, etc. Their interactions simply propose a language that is looked at as it inheres in the plasticity of texture. This is the language of morphogenesis — the process of approaching form — imagined as a pulsatile latency that stops short of emergence.