Having just released an EP, Oh, on June 15, Markus Popp, a.k.a. Oval, is getting ready to release his double-album return, O, in September. In the meantime, here’s a video for “Kastell” off the Oh EP. According to Thrill Jockey’s cute-ass publicist:
The brief length of the song is characteristic of the second disc worth of songs on the forthcoming “O” double CD/LP set for release on September 7th. Disc 2 features no less than 50 concise, highly detailed pieces that are a conscious nod to the culture of instant gratification. Attentions spans are noticeably changed and the culture of organic discovery is gone from the mainstream and replaced by a hunger for the new. Consumption and criticism at warp speed. Portability dominates the art form to an extent never before seen. These tracks represent Popp’s personal challenge to create pieces within a constrained framework that addresses this aspect of music culture. Popp has even referred to these pieces as ringtones.
I AM SOLD!
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