Oval – Systemisch (Thrill Jockey) 1996

Something weird has happened at my local indie records store. Over the past week they seem to have gotten a shitload of old stuff from Thrill Jockey and Drag City and selling it extremely cheaply. I’ve went a a bit stupid so if you see  a crap load of Thrill Jockey and Drag City releases being reviewed here you’ll know why.

I was stoked when I saw this. Oval has such a reputation as being one of the true innovators of electronic music and if you get a copy of Systemisch (and you should) you’ll understand why.  Oval was essentially Markus Popp and he was interested in the sounds that the skips on damaged CD’s made and decided to explore this further. I love the difficult ambience of this record. It made me think of a GAS/Autechre collaboration. One of the best electronic records you’ll hear, every single glitch of it.

2 Responses to “Oval – Systemisch (Thrill Jockey) 1996”

  1. If you haven’t heard it already I reckon you should check out the album by So, which is Markus Pop plus a Japanese singer. Also on Thrill Jockey, so maybe it’s one of the things you got anyway.

  2. This album blew me away when I first heard it. 94diskont is also a fabulous album.

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