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DANIA SHAPES

is Daniel Lopatin also known as OPN (Oneohtrix Point Never), who began recording ambient compositions in his bedroom while studying aesthetic philosophy and experimental music at Hampshire College (USA). As a child, Lopatin had studied piano under the training of his mother, but he was a whimsical young boy and didn't have the requisite precociousness that classical training required of him. Thus, he turned to his father's old Roland Juno-60 synthesizer. He quickly learned a thing or two about the extreme drama of the mod wheel, erased all of his father's organ presets in favor of toneless noise, and the rest is history.

Celebrating the potential of amateurishness, decadence and romance in the realm of digital audio arts, Lopatin looks to marry the aesthetic sensibilities of experimental electronics with his allegiance to the classic 'beauty' in music. 'Glitch' is less a process for Lopatin -- rather it is an aesthetic impression which Lopatin emulates by hand. Pairing the residual effects of romantic, heart string melodies with steroidal, detailed, maximalist noise, Dania Shapes' audible bricolage is a tribute to both the beautiful and the broken all at once.

CDR 007

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