Oval + Harpoon Group

Oval + Harpoon Group

19th August 2019

Trailblazing glitch masterpieces (1990s), delicate, hyperreal, futuristic post-rock vignettes (after 2010) and now abstract club bangers with a twist – Markus Popp aka Oval continues to be one of the most prolific, influential forces in contemporary electronic music, a true visionary of digital audio and beyond .

Every Oval album is a different, shape-shifting celebration of innovation, skill & sensibility. In an age of shallow spectacle, M. Popp just keeps on reinventing music – merging uncompromising high tech with compelling musicality. He is distinctly doing his own thing, yet always enthusiastically dealing with the “now”. No one out there plays the computer quite like him.


Harpoon Group is the alias of Dead Rat Orchestra member Robin Alderton, a sometime sound artist, musician, and fine artist who can be found surrounded by antiquated audio technology: dansettes spinning dubplates, reel to reel recorders flailing, clicking dictaphones, overdubbed cassettes and bust samplers. He creates shifting textural compositions out of field recordings, found sounds and the technology itself, considering the process a form of collage. His performances resonate with ideas of sound recording technology, nostalgia, memory and place - the processes of deterioration, and of the failure of (or grasp for) memory.

Tickets £8 / £7 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm.
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