Oneohtrix Point Never signs to Warp, releasing new LP, playing shows; Julianna Barwick also has a new LP
by Andrew Sacher
Oneohtrix Point Never in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Julianna Barwick at the Guggenheim in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn ambient artist Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin) has been making some of the most well-regarded music of that kind for a few years now, and he's now inked a deal with influential electronic label Warp Records. OPN will release his first album for the label, R Plus Seven, on September 30. No music has been revealed from the album yet, but you can check out the artwork and tracklist below.
Oneohtrix Point Never will be playing some shows around the time of the new album's release, including one in his hometown on September 17 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral (113 Remsen St).
That show is with another Brooklyn ambient musician, Julianna Barwick, who creates her soundscapes primarily with her voice, versus OPN's synthesizer work.
UPDATE: WE're being told that Julianna may not be playing the 9/17 show afterall, though you can definitely find her in NYC at Judson Memorial Church on August 20.
She's also got a new album, Nepenthe, due out on August 20 via Dead Oceans. The album was recorded in Iceland with Alex Somers (aka one half of the duo Riceboy Sleeps with Jonsi from Sigur Ros, who OPN just toured with). So far she's revealed two multi-layered singles from the album, "Forever" and "One Half." You can check out both of those below.
All dates are listed, along with all song streams and album info, below...
Julianna Barwick - "One Half"
Julianna Barwick - "Forever"
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
R Plus Seven Tracklist:
01. Boring Angel
03. He She
04. Inside World
07. Problem Areas
09. Still Life
10. Chrome Country
Oneohtrix Point Never -- 2013 Tour Dates
9/14/13: Festival Ceremonia (Mexico City, Mexico)
9/17/13: Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral w/ Julianna Barwick (Brooklyn, NY)
9/22/13: Sacrum Profanum (Kraków, Poland)
9/27/13: Le Trabendo w/ Mondkopf (Paris, France)
9/28/13: Today's Art Festival (The Hague, The Netherlands)
10/03/13: Islington Assembly Hall (London, United Kingdom)
10/04/13: Berghain w/ Stellar Om Source + Lorenzo Senni (Berlin, Germany)
10/05/13: De Kreun (Kortrijk, Belgium)
11/16/13: Walker Art Center w/ Tim Hecker (Minneapolis, MN)
11/22/13 - November 24, 2013: ATP Weekender @ Pontins Holiday Centre (East Sussex, United Kingdom)
Julianna Barwick -- 2013 Tour Dates
06/18/13 London, UK - Meltdown Festival @ Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
07/14/13 Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge
08/20/13 New York, NY - Judson Memorial Church
08/28/13 Brussels, Belgium - Feeerieen Festival
08/29/13 London, UK - St. Giles
09/01/13 North Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
09/04/13 Paris, France - Les 3 Baudets
09/05/13 Utrecht, Netherlands - Night of the Unexpected
09/06/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Night of the Unexpected
09/07/13 Vlieland, Netherlands - Into The Great Wide Open Festival
09/17/13 Brooklyn, NY Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral w/ Oneohtrix Point Never
09/19/13 Minneapolis, MN - The Entry
09/21/13 Chicago, IL - Constellation
09/22/13 Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
09/26/13 Toronto, ON - Double Double Land
09/27/13 Rochester, NY - Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium
09/28/13 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Fest
09/29/13 Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording
10/01/13 Pittsburgh, PA - VIA Festival at Andy Warhol Museum
10/02/13 Asheville, NC - Apothecary
10/04/13 New Orleans, LA - AllWays Lounge and Theatre
10/05/13 Baton Rouge, LA - Mud and Water