Oneohtrix Point Never Announces Split LP With Rene Hell
Published Aug 21, 2012Experimental electro auteur Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin) recently offered up Dog in the Fog - Replica Collaborations & Remixes, which, as the name implies, had him teaming up with other artists on some Replica redos. Now, an upcoming split LP will have him co-billed with fellow kosmische explorer Rene Hell (aka Jeffrey Witscher).
As Pitchfork points out, the pair's split LP drops September 18 in North America on NNA Tapes, and will arrive through the label a day earlier in Europe. According to a press release, Hell's side of the vinyl release, dubbed In 1980 I Was a Blue Square, interweaves piano, synthesizer and computer elements into "mid-20th century classical music with chaotic electronic blasts."
Lopatin's side is called Music for Reliquary House, and features the sonics from his 2011 video installation Reliquary House, which was put together with visual artist Nate Boyce.
For a taste of the split, you can listen to some samples here, where you can also pre-order the release.
On top of the impending split, Lopatin also has a collaborative free jazz/electronic LP with Canadian electro-acoustic mastermind Tim Hecker coming out sometime in the future via Lopatin's Software imprint. The as-yet-untitled LP will be the first release as part of the label's SSTUDIOS series.