Passive/Aggressive

Kvartalets bedste singler – Daxofon, kastagnetter og en barmhjertig hundekidnapning

Blog June 30 2018 o_p_n

Kvartalets bedste singler – udvalgt af Adam Thorsmark

Fire gange om året samler jeg – med afsæt i en udvælgelsesstrategi, man roligt kan kalde ekstremt subjektiv – op på en bunke af de nye sange fra ind- og udland (samt en enkelt perle fra arkiverne), som har gjort mest markant indtryk på mig i det forgangne kvartal. Herunder får du en blanding af oversete og mere kendte sange, men den røde tråd er simpel: ren kærlighed til det, der har ramt allermest plet hos mig.
Her er mine varmeste anbefalinger fra et skoldhedt kvartal. Læs resten

Oneohtrix Point Never – Seething out of the lost signal

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Oneohtrix Point Never “Age Of” (Warp, 2018) – review by Mikkel Rørbo, photo: Blake Wood

If you search for Oneohtrix Point Never on your favorite search engine or hegemonic digital platform, you’ll be told that Daniel Lopatin has been at it for quite a while, “Age Of” is (approximately) the 10th studio album from his hand and it is put out on seminal electronic label Warp. He has been busy doing a number of collaborations recently as well as scoring the movie “Good Time”. It shows on “Age Of”. There is a cinematic, narrative quality here for sure – I will get to that – and a number of the collaborators feature on the album, notably ANOHNI, but furthermore with contributions from percussionist Eli Keszler, noise superstar Prurient, keyboardist Kelsey Lu and producer James Blake.

“Age Of” is undeniably a great, albeit complicated, pop album. In my opinion it is in fact the best material from Lopatin to date, in turns extremely satisfying and challenging. It is great music, but that’s not why you keep coming back, as I’m sure many familiar with his previous work will recognize. OPN as a project has always been meticulous and extremely self-conscious about its inner workings and reference points, to me at least this has always been part of its appeal, but on “Age Of” this has been pronounced to an extreme degree, made into a conceptual point in itself. His previous album, “Garden of Delete”, also followed a conceptual story, so this conceptuality is hardly new for Oneohtrix Point Never – and indeed “Age Of” and “Myriad”, his current touring ‘concertscape’, follow a rough sci-fi narrative of omniscient AIs that want nothing more than to be dumb as humanity currently is. Fun stuff. Læs resten

Blanck Mass – underjordisk science fiction

August 15 2012

Engelske Blanck Mass er et soloprojekt for Benjamin John Power, bedre kendt fra Fuck Buttons. Han bevæger sig et sted mellem det indpiskende og fremadstormende elektroniske udtryk og den kosmiske krautmusik, som kendetegnede en generation af musikere i 70’erne. Blanck Mass udkommer på det amerikanske label Software Records, som er grundlagt af Daniel Lopatin fra Ford & Lopatin/Games/Oneohtrix Point Never. Læs resten

Mixtape: Oneohtrix Point Never

December 16 2011

Oneohtrix Point Never (Daniel Lopatin) har lavet et mixtape, der mere eller mindre indkapsler den bølge af nye synthesizer-ambient musik, han selv er én af bannerførerne for. Der er en bred linie fra moderne kompositionsmusik, ambient og drone, avantgarde og til popmusikken på vej mod musikken i dag – og grundlæggende bliver Passive/Aggressive ved med at skrive om den, fordi det er i vores perspektiv er den nye musik, der har haft størst betydning i løbet af de seneste år.

Trackliste + download her:

Alvin Lucier – “I Am Stting In A Room (Taster’s Choice Edit)”
John Oswald – “Urge”
Dopplereffekt – “Z Boson”
Tim Hecker – “Untitled (3)”
Vidna Obmana & Asmus Tietchens – “4th Theme”
Frank Zappa – “While You Were Art II”
Jon Hassell – “Empire IV”
Michael Hoenig – “Voices Of Where”
Basic Channel – “Enforcement”
Screwball – “Screwed Up (DJ Premier Edit)”
Fennesz – “Rivers Of Sand”
Steve Reich – “It’s Gonna Rain”
Ariel Kalma – “Saxo Forest”
Bill Reddie – “Ascent Into Now (Excerpt)”
Bert Jansch – “I Am Lonely”
Alvin Lucier – “I Am Sitting In A Room (Shocking Conclusion)”