Release Date: Nov 23, 2018
Record label: Warp
As Oneohtrix Point Never, Daniel Lopatin has grown accustomed to baffling and blowing listener's minds in equal measure, but he managed to exceed even his own lofty standards with June's roundly praised Age Of. A dense and scattered exploration of humanity's place within the dehumanising effects our ever expanding uncanny valley, it was a record who's hyperactive harpsichords and electronic glitches pushed musical boundaries with its disparate weirdness, but still managed to be soulful and human - in no small part thanks to vocal melodies at its centre. Follow up EP Love in the Time of Lexapro wears its heart on its title, a further glimpse of the expanding future world Lopatin is building through his music and the exploration of the fine line between utopia and dystopia.
The thematic content behind a Daniel Lopatin release can be oblique, but it often seems to hint at grand propositions, or forces beyond our immediate understanding. On the title track of his new EP, however, he seems to focus on something more inward-gazing. "Love In The Time Of Lexapro" begins with a half-celestial, half-corroded chord pattern that lays the melodic groundwork for what follows.