“Scis is constantly in motion and sucks you into an uncategorizable, constantly changing groove. It is all the more impressive that Markus Popp never loses the thread in a second (...). This three-quarters of an hour you just rush through, it leaves you completely satisfied - and flabbergasted in a way that is not quite understandable.”
"Oval’s Markus Popp is one of the few electronic artists to provide a strong challenge to Aphex Twin and Autechre’s well-guarded thrones, producing work that lives in the same world of digitalist sound collage and electronic portraiture."
"Scis doesn’t feel like a 2020 album but only because it doesn’t feel like it belongs to any time at all really; like the other greats of the electronic music field, it feels like it could be picked up and put on decades hence and still feel like a record out-of-time, arriving from some world where they measure days by some other dimension."
"[Scis is] a melodic whirlpool of acoustic tones, bombastic beats, and darting, buzzing bass lines (..) Just as vibrant and full of wonder as Popp, Scis is another imaginative, unpredictable world of sound."
BAM! My new album "Scis" is out TODAY.
Big thanks to everyone at Thrill Jockey Records!
Check out this release trailer and the full album HERE.
TONIGHT - Oval "Scis" album release live premiere!
Fantastic "Scis" review on Acloserlisten.com:
"It seems like Popp is having more fun than ever before, and his mood is contagious. (...) Could the art of making music be the artist’s fountain of youth?"
"With Popp, the only thing that’s for sure is that nothing’s for sure, which is why he has remained relevant for so long, and why we suspect he’ll remain relevant for decades to come."
Hey, my new album "Scis" is out this Friday on Thrill Jockey Records! And why not listen to two tracks right now!?
SO SOON! Jan 15th - live premiere of my brand new Oval album "Scis" at Berghain Kantine: relentless. rapidfire hypermelodics + next-level beats + motion graphics + special guest MELANIE VELARDE. All specs/info/coordinates + ticket link HERE.
Yesss, "Oxagon", the new single off my new album "Scis" is now live!