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Replica

Oneohtrix Point Never

Replica

Latest avant-garde synthesizer adventures from Daniel Lopatin, described as "an electronic song cycle based around lo-fi audio procured from television advertisement compilations"

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Mexican Summer
UK Release date
07/11/2011
US Release date
08/11/2011
  1. 10.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Often beautiful — occasionally jarring — frequently uncanny, the 10 tracks here comprise a series of aural-cognitive maps
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  2. 9.0 |   Blurt

    There's a dose of the otherworldly in these evocative tracks, but laced, in all but a few cases, with recognizable bits of ordinary life
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  3. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Lopatin has pushed beyond easy genre categories and now occupies his own unique position in the field of contemporary experimental music
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  4. 8.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    Draws back memories of times long past, but not the heavy-handed ways of the bedroom poppers
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  5. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    This is music that digs deeper and burrows beneath the level of shared associations to discover the sparkling emotional potential of carefully arranged vibrations moving through the air
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  6. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Another brilliant album from one of the genre’s foremost artists
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    A pioneer of analogue future psychedelia
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  8. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Where his previous collections thrived in a near abyss of blistering synth patterns and conquering noise, Replica remains subdued and solemn, teetering on the edge of a gaping vacuum of sound
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  9. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Like a series of FM radio transmissions from some far-off, twin parallel universe of ours, not peculiar to the point of total alien-ness, but certainly too strange and outlandish to be of Earthly origin
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  10. 8.0 |   music OMH

    What is most impressive about Replica is its sheer unpredictability. Lopatin has studiously avoided cliche here in favour of something more inventive and unstable, a suite of music that counterbalances violence with contemplation
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  11. 8.0 |   BBC

    This feels totally fresh… yet remains strangely familiar
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  12. 8.0 |   Spin

    Both lyrical and hypnotic, Replica serves as a deeply romantic testament to the possibilities ?of life in the Cloud
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  13. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Put simply, nobody else could music like this, no matter which part of the electronic fringe they might call home. Daniel Lopatin is in the zone
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  14. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Incredibly dynamic
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  15. 8.0 |   The Observer

    By turns eerie and starkly beautiful, this rewards repeated listening
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  16. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Wonderfully strange, beguiling and beautiful electronica
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  17. 8.0 |   The Fly

    A masterful blend of intricacy and intimacy. It’s electronica at its most meandering
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  18. 8.0 |   NME

    He continues to herald the next stage of analogue future psychedelia. Print edition only

  19. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Simultaneously beautiful and unsettling. Print edition only

  20. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    Undoubtedly a breathtaking record – the visceral emotions that Lopatin conjures through his rich soundscapes are something to behold
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  21. 8.0 |   DIY

    Daniel Lopatin has shown his considerable talent for making beautifully enchanting music that you can’t help but immerse yourself in. ’Replica’ may perhaps be the best expression of his talent yet
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  22. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Alien-yet-inviting, Boards Of Canada-sounding tones
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  23. 7.5 |   Prefix

    A fantastic collage of noise
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  24. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s a fascinating listen in its own right
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  25. 7.0 |   Clash

    A brooding testament to patience and investment
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  26. 6.5 |   Bowlegs

    Returns its composer to far calmer waters
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  27. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    If Replica occasionally drifts – literally – too close to the whiffy bongs and flotation tanks of 90s chillout, it's never predictable, and is best experienced in a continuous sitting
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  28. 6.0 |   Uncut

    The samples often feel like an intrusion and Replica feels less dreamy, more disquieting, as a result. Print edition only

  29. 5.0 |   Under The Radar

    Feels, at best, like a step sideways
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  30. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    An album that too often feels like a frustratingly unsophisticated collage of unsympathetic elements
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