Oneohtrix Point Never enlists Ryuichi Sakamoto for new EP Love in the Time of Lexapro

Oneohtrix Point Never, Ryuichi SakamotoOneohtrix Point Never, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Oneohtrix Point Never, aka Daniel Lopatin, has announced a new EP – and it’ll feature a remix from Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Lopatin took to KCRW this week (23 October) to premiere the previously unreleased track Love in the Time of Lexapro. The track has been performed as part of his live ‘concertscape’ MYRIAD, but until now no release had been planned. Originally recorded during the Age of sessions in an egg-shaped South Central Massachusetts Airbnb, the track didn’t make the cut of Lopatin’s 2018 LP. Now, the single will form part of an EP of the same name, with the EP landing on 23 November.

“This is something that I wrote in that egg-shaped house that I felt was very strong, I loved it. I fell in love with the track but it felt like it was from another world – and not necessarily from that album world,” Lopatin explains to host Chris Douridas. “But it’s a song that we love playing live and I’m really excited for it to be in the world as a single.”

Though the tracklist of the forthcoming EP is yet to be revealed, Lopatin confirms on the station that Sakamoto will feature on the release. “Ryuichi contributed a very interesting remix of another tune from the album that we won’t be playing during this session. But it’s quite beautiful, as you can imagine.”

It’s not the first time that the pair have worked together. Last year, Lopatin contributed a remix of Sakamoto’s 2017 track andata to the Japanese composer’s album Async Remodels. On Lopatin, Sakamoto told Crack Magazine, “I’ve been a pretty big fan of 0PN’s work for a while now. After he attended some of my performances the last couple years we kept in touch. He was a natural choice for a remixer for me and I was curious to see what he would do.”

“His treatment of andata is more minimal than I expected, I was impressed with his skill as a keyboardist. He really can play! And his touch is really sensitive and delicate!”

Listen to the radio session here. The announcement begins at around the 33:40 mark.

Update: The artwork and tracklist have now been unveiled. (Sandy) Alex G also appears as a guest on the forthcoming EP. Stream the new single below.

Oneohtrix Point Never, Love in the Time of Lexapro

1. Love in the Time of Lexapro
2. Last Known Image of a Song – Ryuichi Sakamoto Rework
3. Thank God I’m a Country Girl
4. Babylon – Alex G & OPN