Oneohtrix Point Never

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Oneohtrix Point Never
Oneohtrix Point Never, 8th March 2010.jpg
Oneohtrix Point Never performing in 2010
Background information
Birth name Daniel Lopatin
Origin Wayland, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Electronic, drone, ambient, experimental, plunderphonics, vaporwave[1][2]
Instruments Synthesizer, sampler
Years active 2007–present
Labels No Fun, Editions Mego, Software Recording Co., Warp
Associated acts Tim Hecker + Daniel Lopatin, Ford & Lopatin, Chuck Person

Oneohtrix Point Never is the recording name of Brooklyn-based experimental musician Daniel Lopatin.[3][4] Lopatin's music has been described as "gentle eddies of sound",[5] and "like a cracked mirror refracting the sounds of the past".[6] Lopatin is a first-generation American, the son of Jewish[7] immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Lopatin's album Returnal, released by Editions Mego in June 2010,[8] was placed at number 20 on Pitchfork Media's "The Top 50 Albums of 2010" list.[9]

Lopatin was chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that it curated in May 2011.[10]

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.[11]

He also runs the record label Software Recording Co., a subsidiary of Mexican Summer and Kemado Records.[12]

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.[13] 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).[14]

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. [15]



  • Betrayed In The Octagon (2007, Deception Island)
  • Transmat Memories (2008, Taped Sounds)
  • Zones Without People (2009, Arbor)
  • Russian Mind (2009, No Fun Productions)
  • Returnal (2010, Editions Mego)
  • Replica (2011, Mexican Summer/Software Recording Co.)
  • R Plus Seven (2013, Warp Records)


  • A Pact Between Strangers (2008)
  • Hollyr (2008)
  • Ruined Lives (2008)
  • Young Beidnahga (2009)
  • Scenes With Curved Objects (2009)
  • Dog in the Fog (2012)
  • Commissions I (2014)


Scoring work[edit]


  1. ^ Ward, Christian (January 29, 2014). "Vaporwave: Soundtrack to Austerity". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Parker, James. "Datavis + Forgotten Light Prism Projector". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Oneohtrix Point Never preps Returnal". Resident Advisor. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Burke, Max (December 30, 2009). "Oneohtrix Point Never: Rifts". Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Frith, Toby (May 25, 2010). "ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER - RETURNAL". Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Pattison, Louis (December 3, 2009). "Oneohtrix Point Never: Rifts". Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Rescued From The Fire #16: Oneohtrix Point Never". Red Bull Academy. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Sherburne, Philip (June 11, 2010). "Album Reviews: Oneohtrix Point Never: Returnal". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 2010". Staff Lists. Pitchfork Media. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  10. ^ ATP: All Tomorrow's Parties
  11. ^ “Pratt 125: Making History.” retrieved from on September 29, 2012.
  12. ^ "Games Change Name to Ford & Lopatin, Start Mexican Summer Imprint Software". Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
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