Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available
Oval's Markus Popp is a true pioneer in the realm of electronic music, one whose influence can still be heard today. 2010's O finally sees a return to vinyl after being sold out for over six years. The 2LP version is pressed on colored vinyl packaged in a gatefold jacket available in four different colors and features 6 vinyl-only tracks on Side D. The download coupon includes 50 additional tracks only available on the CD version plus all tracks from the long sold-out Oh 12" EP.
O is a celebration in delicacy and detail: handcrafted polyrhythmic phrases, riffs and structures, bristling with tiny resonances. Popp is celebrating rhythms, scales and harmonies on a small and large scale, instead of reveling in theory and meta-discourse. The performances on this record represent a high level of skill on his instrument, while the resulting music is striking, compelling, and ultimately rewarding. O, named for a new beginning, (ground zero if you will) was just that, fresh and new.
O is Markus Popp's deeply personal love letter to music. It's yet another important chapter in a fascinating, ongoing critical dialog with music by one of the true innovators of contemporary audio.