Age Of by Oneohtrix Point Never; BleepStore Link: Age Of
Number 15 in the wire magazine (@thewiremagazine) Top 50 releases of 2018.
Over the years I have tried several times to acquire an appreciation for Oneohtrix Point Never’s work.
Every time he/they release a new work, I think, I should give it another chance. Well known music critics like this music. It must be good.
I put on the new album and within a bar or two, it provokes a near physical revulsion. Like an allergy.
I actually listened to nearly 25 minutes of this new album; jaw clenched, teeth grinding, feeling slightly sick.
From the opening baroque-esque harpsichord tinkles to the early music choir. From the multiplexed and digitally manipulated vocals to the banal lyrics. From the sub-top-40 chord changes to the vomit inducing keyboard and guitar solos.
Aside from some somewhat interesting digital manipulation of these ugly primitives, there is absolutely nothing I liked about this album.
It absolutely made my day worse.
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