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R PLUS SEVEN

Oneohtrix Point Never

 

Progressive Electronic

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admireArt
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2 stars A grand number of contemporay electronic music composers have chosen the technique of glueing and pasting pastiches of different electronic music elements and styles together in single tracks, but as any work of art ( high or pop), it requires a special talent and effort due to the fact of keeping each piece of the jigsaw puzzle enticing and at the same time on the same level of music composition quality as the rest of its sibling´s sections in the same track and the subsequent ones (or what we call here five stars) to avoid falling prey of luck´s uncontrollable whims.

Daniel Lopatin aka ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER works with this technique and even with a somewhat irreverent and "rebellious" approach, no humor nor humorless satire can hide the lack of real, groundbreaking or at least original music composition solutions once the piece is glued together.

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER: R Plus Seven (2013), a 10 track release, travels a bumpy road which in a far fetched but explanatory and needed comparison, in able to rate it fair & square, I can only admire more and more The Residents use of this technique and their 2004 -THE 12 DAYS OF BRUMALIA (progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1133014) as to pinpoint what this work lacks. The Residents do live and breathe in their blinding eerie world, Lopatin tries but it all ends sounding artificial and soulless (or what the money markets consider Art) and coming to terms, as mentioned, that there are countless acts who also work with this technique and some in far more interesting and original ways does not help much this work.

Well you dig your own grave, as they say, if you are not up to the challenge, and an impeccable choice of elements and its disposition requires great creative talent better yet original, if not even its highlights end up sounding uneven & unoriginal therefore flawed & predictable thus boring.

**

admireArt | 2/5 |

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