This past week Ryuichi Sakamoto Daniel Lopatin released his re-work of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Last Known Image Of A Song.” The track arrives ahead of his new EP, Love In The Time Of Lexapro, out November 23rd via Warp Records. Sakamoto’s rework takes the hypnotic and complex melody of the original song into an otherworldly realm, a stark and graceful retelling of OPN’s Age Of album finale. OPN previously reworked Sakamoto’s “andata,” the opening song off his 2017 album, async. The Lexapro EP also features title-track “Love In The Time Of Lexapro” which OPN premiered at his MYRIAD performances at Park Avenue Armory in New York and continues to be a staple of his live show, as well as another unreleased track from the Age Of sessions, “Thank God I’m A Country Girl” and an acoustic version of Age Of track “Babylon” performed by (Sandy) Alex G and OPN.
Last week OPN announced a pop-up shop in collaboration with Better™ Gift Shop at Dover Street Market’s new Los Angeles location, opening this Friday to coincide with the EP release. The pop-up will feature a limited merch line with designs by Harmony Korine and a collaboration between OPN and Jerry Hsu’s Sci-Fi Fantasy. A limited, signed white label Lexapro 12-inch will also be sold exclusively at the pop-up while supplies last, in addition to merch, pins, posters and other pieces of ephemera from the OPN world.
The Age Of tour continues with upcoming MYRIAD performances in Australia – Mona Foma festival (January 18, 2019), Art Institute Of Chicago Pitchfork Mid-Winter (February 17, 2019) and The London Roundhouse in (March 8, 2019).
LINK TO LIVE SHOWS:
Mona Foma Festival in Australia (January 18. 2019)
Art Institute of Chicago Mid-Winter (February 17. 2019)
Roundhouse in London (March 8, 2019)