Scis

Oval - Scis
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2020 Ratings: #739
Liked by 1 person
January 17, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Thrill Jockey / Label
IDM, Electroacoustic / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

In some ways, Scis feels slightly less busy than Popp -- there's a little bit more breathing room in the arrangements, and more space for melodies to shine through.

70
Exclaim!

Scis demonstrates that, 27 years into his recording career, Markus Popp is still managing to come off forward-thinking and forward-sounding.

70
Pitchfork
The glitch pioneer’s new album takes his music to new levels of density and playfulness.
70
Uncut

Scis suggests Popp hasn't lost his taste for playful abstraction, although this time he's assembled a radically new sound palette.

LittleHollow15
50
Manic, glitchy electronics and irregularly pulsating dancefloor rhythms combine with distinct, playful melodies to create a sometimes overwhelmingly fun but dense album. On Scis, veteran electronic producer Oval continues his adventures into sounds weird and wonderful with a messy, overcrowded but joyous new album that's just about as easy to lose your place in as it is to enjoy.

Oval takes a typically maximalistic approach in crafting this busy record, cramming far too many elements into a ... read more
HalfsourDyl
59
beep beep boop
holsgr
55
☆☆ — average
PitchforkClone
70
The glitch pioneer’s new album takes his music to new levels of density and playfulness.

Markus Popp’s Oval revival has now outlasted his original mid-’90s run, when classics like 94 Diskont brought “glitch” into the electronic-music lexicon. Back in those days, Popp was hesitant to even identify himself as a musician, but when he returned in 2010, it was with a fresh interest in composition and performance, as well as a new perspective on his tendency to pulling ... read more
cipater22
50
Nahh, could not get into this at all
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Track List

  1. Twirror
  2. Robussy
  3. Fluoresso
  4. Pushhh
  5. Impecco
  6. Cozzmo
  7. Improg
  8. Mikk
  9. Oxagon
  10. Piqqo
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Added on: November 3, 2019