Artist Details

Oval

Originally a group that, through attrition, developed into a solo outlet for founding member Markus Popp, Oval were perhaps known more for how they made their music than for the music itself. Their intriguing update of some elements of avant-garde composition, in combination with techniques of digital sound design, resulted in some of the most original, if somewhat challenging, electronic music of the 1990s. After Oval helped establish glitch as a distinct style -- as exemplified by Mille Plateaux's Clicks + Cuts compilation series -- Popp utilized his own compositional software; collaborated with Gastr de Sol, Björk, and several other musicians; and maintained a sporadic release schedule.