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There is more than one band with the name Oval :

1) Markus Popp’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves through the “electronica” landscape in the late 1990’s - introducing a unique, new sound and digital production aesthetic. With an undeniable instinct for the pleasantly irritating, the drastic and the dreamy, Popp pioneered “glitch” and “clicks & cuts”, inspiring and provoking a whole generation of musicians to this day.

After a long hiatus, Oval is back, changing the game all over again with a new, groundbreaking “hyperreal” style and no less than 150+ compelling tracks total, spanning an EP and two double CDs/DVDs - proving him as one of *the* prolific & influential forces in contemporary electronic music, a true visionary of digital audio and beyond.

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The distinctive, organic appeal of Popp’s 1990s tracks, remixes and albums are regarded as watershed moments for the genre: timeless, haunting classics, earning him critical acclaim all over the world and the occasional media/art award here and there.

Popp has continuously refined his instantly recognizable signature style in numerous musical collaborations, most notably with the long-running projects MICROSTORIA (duo with Mouse On Mars’ Jan St. Werner) and SO (with Japanese songwriter extraordinaire Eriko Toyoda). Popp has also worked for/with: BJÖRK, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, TORTOISE, MOUSE ON MARS, WARREN SUICIDE, SQUAREPUSHER, JIM O’ROURKE, PIZZICATO 5, GASTR DEL SOL etc.

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