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Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never
Released: Nov 2011
Label: Software
After several albums of rippling drones and synth fantasias in the style of Klaus Schulze, New York's Daniel Lopatin eases into more fluid, song-like forms on Replica. Along with his trusty Juno-106, he samples snippets of vintage TV commercials sourced from an online hoarder of broadcast ephemera, but there's nary a trace of thrift-store kitsch. Instead, he loops incidental rhythms and lush keyboards into cryptic, kaleidoscopic miniatures that open up into dreamscapes as wide as the horizon.
Philip Sherburne

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