The video to Oval’s track AH! tells the story of two bodies at work: a contemporary dance piece and a musical structure. The focus lies on a human body struggling for rhythm. With every movement during which each bone and muscle produce their own sound outside of the music, it is increasingly off beat. On loop it repeats, without any beginning or end, constantly searching for the perfect movement.
Markus ‘Oval’ Popp has been steady glitchin’ for over a decade now. And as you can imagine, being one of modern electronic music’s most influential forces is tiring work. Sometimes you just want to sit back and watch a scantily-clad ballet dancer prance around while some nappy-wearing cabin boys lie on the floor. That’s what happens in Oval’s new video, anyway. And all the more credit to him for doing it.