12.01.2012, Words by Charlie Jones


Markus Popp of OVAL marks a departure from pure concept glitch experiments, after the fact.

After a good decade of silence, Oval’s Markus Popp added a ninth album to the clicks & cuts catalogue with “O” in 2010. It marked a departure from the highly conceptual work of his creative abuse (most commonly known as glitch) applied to all sorts of digital audio equipment. These created a strange array of sonic fragments that were then painstakingly compiled and composed into some very unusual, although weirdly familiar, rhizomes of sound. To mark a shift into the fun rather than the theoretical realms of sound production, “DNA” is a belated look back at the living sounds he’s found within this synthetic medium of composition.

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