If you try to define Oval’s music in words, sooner or later you’ll end up describing organizational processes. For years, Markus Popp aka Oval has ranked among the most prolific and internationally reknowned producers of contemporary electronic music. His CD releases, remixes and film soundtracks are considered timeless classics, and many are seen as turning points for the entire genre. His radical, process-oriented and nonetheless highly musical approach anticipated ‘glitch’, ‘clicks & cuts’ and ‘minimal’ and still inspires and provokes a whole generation of musicians. The characteristic tension between strict formalism and subtle, organic melody are what make his fascinating ‘music 2.0’ so distinctive. Besides the long-standing projects Microstoria (with Jan Werner/Mouse On Mars) and So (with Eriko Toyoda), Popp has worked with Björk, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tortoise, Squarepusher, Jim O‘Rourke, Pizzicato 5, Mouse On Mars, Gastr Del Sol, etc.
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