Oval + Mountains

Advance Tickets:  $20 General / $15 Students & WF Members
Door Tickets:  $25 General / $18 Students & WF Members

OVAL

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 and 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 new Oval sound is a celebration of a new level of skill and sensibility in contemporary music: handcrafted polyrhythmic phrases, riffs and structures, bristling with tiny resonances and detail—adding up to timeless tunes which are effortlessly traversing rhythms, scales and harmonies.

“Popp is smart enough to achieve the unheard, deft enough to have a signature sound without doing the same thing over and over again. Like Eno 20-plus years ago, his work is not only superlative, fascinating and totally listenable, it’s a template for future research.” – Mike McGonigal

Oval website

MOUNTAINS

Mountains is the duo Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp who share a love of sculpting sound in front of an audience and are often compared to artists such as Brian Eno and Fennesz, citing their extended melodies and their unique broad guitar work. They seamlessly blend pastoral electronic sounds with field recordings and a plethora of acoustic instruments. The resulting soundscapes are broad in scope and rich in detail. The effect is incredibly sublime and hypnotic as the sounds slowly wrap themselves around each other and alter themselves in the mind of the listener. Choral, their third album, is a uniquely soothing and addicting listening experience and an aural crazy quilt: warm and inviting with many details to discover and explore.

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