Boomkat Product Review:
In the glistening wake of his ‘Age Of’ album, 0PN despatches a highlight of his MYRIAD live show with the title cut of ‘Love in The Time of Lexapro’.
On that standout cut, the preeminent synthesist uses his FM programming nous to connote the putative feeling of synaptic smudge and truncated emotive cadence that comes with antidepressants - in this case one of the most commonly used in the USA. It’s a unique skill, to be able to so finely and perhaps accurately limn such sensations in sound, and inarguably one of 0PN’s most appealing, and perhaps uncanny traits. A big reason why his music appeals to so many.
The Ryuichi Sakamoto rework of ‘Last Known Image Of a Song’ is another highlight, taking the original somewhere colder, more isolated, for a stepper sense of reflective introspect, while ’Thank God I’m A Country Girl’ recalls EP7/LP5 era Æ, and ‘Babylon’ sounds like an Alexander Tucker offset.