Oneohtrix Point Never always manages to defy expectations with every release. His latest track black snow is a ballad; something that’s far more accessible then his experimental work up to this point.
A stripped back sound design provides a minamalist base for the vocals until the halfway part, where larger elements of synthesis and samples draw out a world that is iconic to OPN’s style. No matter the genre of music he’s creating his unique vision shines through.
OPN still manages to subvert and surpass my expectations with every release. And the more populist direction of black snow is the most surprising thing he could have done. A calling card for his new album that I’m now highly anticipating.