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Following hot on the heels of Ovalprocess, this second full album of experimental electronics using Markus Popp's special compositional software ("process") is a more difficult record to love. Packed with even more digital noise to obscure the occasional melodic elements, Ovalcommers is one of the noisier works in the Oval catalog -- and that's saying a lot. As on Ovalprocess, the countless bits of manufactured sound do come together occasionally to produce something special, as on the fourth track (all are untitled), but there are fewer moments of beauty here than on its predecessor. If Ovalprocess was the complete performance, Ovalcommers sounds more like the symphony of computers tuning up.

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