Thursday, 22 December 2011
Heroes of 2011: Number 2
Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin made the best album in the world since his last album. And then went and bettered it again a few weeks ago.
The two albums he was on this year, firstly with David Borden, James Ferraro, Sam Godin and Laurel Halo on Frkwys then in his own Oneohtrix Point Never guise, were masterpieces of modern experimental ambient.
His remix work this year included a nod to one of the underloved originators of the sound, Harald Grosskopf, whose original 1980 lost synth classic was reworked by todays contemporaries. It is however another of his rewordings which was my personal favourite remix of the year; that of Anthony and The Johnson's Swanlights.
Frkwys 7 Lp
Harald Grosskopf Sythesist Lp
Anthony and The Johnson's Swanlights