Lovers of beeps and bops and all the other wonderful sounds that make up electronica take note! German electronic musician and sound theorist Markus Popp is doing this thing this Saturday at the NFSA Theatrette alongside Spartak and Hinterlandt.
You can go if you like, it’s free.
Markus Popp’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves through the“electronica” landscape in the late 1990’s—introducing a unique, new sound and digital production aesthetic. With an undeniable instinct for the pleasantly irritating, the drastic and the dreamy, Popp pioneered ‘glitch’ and ‘clicks & cuts’, inspiring and provoking an entire generation of musicians to this day. After a long hiatus, Oval is back, changing the game all over again with a new, groundbreaking ‘hyperreal’ style and no less than 150+ compelling tracks, spanning two EPs (Oh EP and Oval/Liturgy split EP), two double CDs/DVDs (O and OvalDNA) as well as a brand new, surprise collaboration album (Calidostópia!) – proving him as one of the prolific and influential forces in contemporary electronic music, a true visionary of digital audio and beyond.
Canberra based, Spartak (Shoeb Ahmad, Evan Dorrian, Matt Lustri and Rory Stenning) performances bring a touch of DIY action with free-flowing reproductions of their studio creations with analog machines, live instrumentation and programmed rhythms that leaves audiences in a hypnotic state.
Hinterlandt is a German-Australian solo act playing challenging yet entertaining compositions. On stage, the Sydney-based one-man-band juggles string and wind instruments, electronic sounds, percussion and effects. Hinterlandt has already taken this unique set to places such as London, Bangkok, Berlin, Helsinki, Sydney, Rome, Amsterdam, and Lisbon. In addition, eleven studio albums were released on nine underground labels in five countries.