Oneohtrix Point Never Announces New Album in Interview with Alien Named Ezra [UPDATED]

Garden of Delete will be out this November on Warp.

Experimental composer Daniel Lopatin—who writes and performs as Oneohtrix Point Never—crafts swirling, kaleidoscopic sounds that could pass as glitchy satellite transmissions from other worlds.

It’s fitting, then, that his new album announcement arrived like a strange piece of science fiction. First, this bizarre PDF appeared on his official website, which led readers to an even weirder blog post in which Lopatin is interviewed by an intergalactic troll named Ezra. They discuss his new album, annoying Soundgarden fans with cyberdrone, and Ezra’s apparently bad acne.

If you dive in and read all of it, just be sure to have your totem handy, but either way, here are the highlights: OPN’s follow-up to 2013’s R Plus Seven is called Garden of Delete, and will arrive in November of this year on Warp.

During the interview, Lopatin mentions a handful of new tracks, including “I Bite Through It,” “Animals,” “Ezra,” and “Sticky Drama,” which will have an accompanying short film.

No word yet on a tracklist or official release date, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more blog posts and/or UFO sightings.

Originally published August 18, 11:50 a.m.

Updated: August 19, 10:45 a.m.

The enigmatic transmissions continue. Garden of Delete now has an official release date: November 13 on Warp. Lopatin has also shared a snippet of new music in a video called “flame.” Watch it below.

(via Consequence of Sound and Pitchfork)


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