Garden Of Delete, the new album from Oneohtrix Point Never, arrives in just over a week. Daniel Lopatin, the man behind the project, had already shared two cuts from the album, ‘I Bite Through It’ and ‘Mutant Standard’, and today he’s offering its lead single, ‘Sticky Drama’. It comes with an accompanying short film made by Jon Rafman and Lopatin himself, presented in two parts, ‘Sticky Drama’ (Prologue) and ‘Sticky Drama’ (Music Video). The effort, which features over 35 children in its cast, was originally commissioned by the Zabludowicz Collection in conjunction with Warp Records. “Inspired by the costumes, staging and extended improvised narratives of Live Action Role Play (LARP)”, says the press release, “the video reflects the vivid, often violent world of children’s imaginations and games, as well as extending both artists’ ongoing investigation into appropriation, the nature of memory and the horror of data loss.”.
In support of the album, Oneohtrix Point Never is about to embark on a world tour, taking a special live performance conceived with long-time collaborator Nate Boyce, to select cities. He’s performing in London at Village Underground this Sunday November 8th.
Now watch the video for ‘Sticky Drama’.
Garden of Delete is out on November 13th via Warp.