Experimental music producer Oval (Markus Popp) has announced details of his forthcoming album – his first in ten years – that contains a massive 70 songs. Titled O , and confusingly preceded by an EP titled Oh, the genre pushing experimenter will be exploring scales, harmonics and melody in a way that he feels he has not been done before. He also utilized a cheap PC and freely available software and plug-ins.
"After years of dissection and denial I wanted to try making ‘real’ music for a change. The design goals for the short side B tracks were to attain the sense of a familiar sound and ‘ringtone’. While it took me years to get the tech aspect down, the tracks themselves are pretty much recorded live and from here, I am very much looking forward to evolving this setup like a real band."
Like much of his previous work, his latest offering, which will come in slightly different vinyl and CD versions, will be released via Thrill Jockey.
You can also download a free track form the Oh EP – ‘Ah’ here