Pretty excited about this show as if you've heard Oval's recent 2LP on Thrill Jockey you'll know that its a work of absolute beauty and genius and bar playing in Rotherham in summer Oval hasn't been over here for over a decade.
MIE is superbly proud to be putting an extremely rare show for Markus Popp aka Oval.
Tickets are £8 in adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/102082
Ever since his first groundbreaking album releases, Markus Popp aka 'oval' continues to be one of the most prolific and influential forces in contemporary electronic music - a laptop legend and true visionary of digital audio.
Popp's now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves though the electronic music landscape and laid the foundations for an entire new class of digital sound & production aesthetics. With an undeniable instinct for the pleasantly irritating, the drastic and the dreamy, Popp pioneered 'glitch' and 'clicks & cuts' - inspiring and provoking a new generation of music producers to this day.
This year has seen the first two releases on Thrill Jockey by Popp in nearly a decade. With the 'Oh' EP and the double LP 'O', oval opens up a new chapter with a surprise move: this striking, 101-track extravaganza is a radical departure - challenging music on its' own turf. Out of nowhere, Popp debuts as a producer of unexpected versatility far beyond the electronic music arena. 'o' is a wild ride - from delicate, sophisticated pop vignettes to brutally torn, electro-acoustic riffing full of angular, colliding guitar work, accompanied by 'free' drumming that evolves organically over the course of a track.
This new oval sound is a celebration of a new level of skill & sensibility in contemporary music: handcrafted polyrhythmic phrases, riffs and structures, bristling with tiny resonances & detail - adding up to timeless tunes which are effortlessly traversing rhythms, scales and harmonies.
'A triumphant return for Oval, both musically and intellectually. This is meta music for the soul.' - FACT Magazine
"It's one mark of genius that the more you try to be different, the more you sound like yourself. It's wrong to overstate the continuities over the immediately obvious difference, but this music could only have been made by one man.' - Wire
Stream 'O' from here
Alexander Tucker's IMBOGODOM
IMBOGODOM is Alexander Tucker?s live representation of the reel to reel tape loop album he and New Zealander Daniel Beban produced for Thrill Jockey in 2010, betraying a love of Delia Derbyshire, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Alexander Galbraith.
more info here