Oneohrix Point Never, James Ferraro play The Independent on Black Friday

When the painful traumas of reality are reflected through the warped, distorted lens of experimental art, the result often lies somewhere blurred between escapist fantasy and stark confrontation. Sort of like an audio equivalent of The Uncanny Valley, this is the type of aesthetic that polarizes music snobs with its unabashedly alien response to universal anxieties, referencing only the loosest possible framework of pop sensibility. Enter Oneohtrix Point Never and James Ferraro, two multifaceted maestros of The Digital Age who happened to release two of their most challenging, inspiring, and deceptively bleak works of their respective music careers this year. [...]

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