Oneohtrix Point Never is the recording name of Brooklyn-based experimental musician Daniel Lopatin. Lopatin's music has been described as "gentle eddies of sound", and "like a cracked mirror refracting the sounds of the past". Lopatin is a first-generation American, the son of immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
Lopatin's album Returnal, released by Editions Mego in June 2010, was placed at number 20 on Pitchfork Media's "The Top 50 Albums of 2010" list.
Lopatin was chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that it curated in May 2011.
Lopatin graduated from Hampshire College, where he worked with Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner, and earned a master’s degree in library and information science from Pratt Institute.
He also runs the record label Software Recording Co., a subsidiary of Mexican Summer and Kemado Records.
In 2013, Lopatin signed with Warp Records. His label debut, R Plus Seven, was released September 30, 2013 and was placed at number 24 on Pitchfork Media's "The Top 50 Albums of 2013" list. He also is responsible for writing the score of the movie The Bling Ring together with Brian Reitzell. Additionally, two of his songs appear on the movie's soundtrack: Ouroboros (credited as Oneohtrix Point Never, previously released on Returnal), and Bling Ring Suite (credited as Brian Reitzell and Daniel Lopatin).
He is often credited as a major pioneer in, or more frequently the creator of, the vaporwave genre, due to his pseudonymous 2010 album, Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. 1. [ ClearartWide ThumbFanart Banner User Comments