OVAL - O (2CD)


"O, Oval's striking new 70-track double-CD (and double-LP) is the follow up to the "Oh" EP by electronic pioneer, Markus Popp. Popp, who lives and works in Berlin, took some time between his last release under the moniker SO and "Oh" because he wanted the new material to be a radical departure from his old concepts and methods on all levels, to essentially be a second "debut" album. His creative process shares nothing with his creative process for prior Oval albums. Here, Popp uses an instrument that is very common, a stock PC outfitted with stock sounds and plugins. He no longer uses or creates a custom platform, but instead utilizes a readily available instrument. What he has done with this instrument highlights Popp's musicianship. He spent years woodshedding with his instrument and worked diligently to push the instrument beyond its normal sonic boundaries. What is striking to note is that while the sound sources, and the process versus musician aspect of the music could not be more different, the resulting music shares qualities with the music that came before. While the musician in Oval was formerly secondary to the process, now it is the primary creative element and his evolution as a musician can be clearly followed. Popp is often credited with creating the clicks and cuts genre of electronic music. Now this genre defining artist is putting forth the musician that was hiding behind the technician." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2010| THRILL JOCKEY | 17.90


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