Label: Mille Plateaux
Format: 2LP (transparent green press)
Year: 1994 German dbl LP press
If IDM can have a second spring, then glitch can too. I’ve just decided. And the first couple of Oval records are as good as any from that era. Do While from 94 Diskont is the algorithm hit, but For my money Systemisch is the better record. A funny kind of lolloping bliss, texturally off and strangely implacable at times, the sound of technology falling in on itself. The ghost in the machine is the busied human hand. I think the reason I like early Oval so much is Markus Popp’s ability to make what might be ordinarily rigid electronic music sound vulnerable and malleable, as if it’s constantly in a state of exponential decay. Ambient radiation...