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90s german glitch master markus popp continues to re-invent his oval project for the 2010s and beyond. i worshipped this guy's records when i was in high school and had several on vinyl. the cerebral sound of cds skipping, used as percussion in his deliciously complex compositions, had me hooked. on this record, popp borrows from his signature sound, updates it to modern platforms of computer music making, and takes aim at making a dance record.
best drummer in heavy metal right now by a landslide. this record stands among their best work. they are like the Yes, Rush, King Krimson type of band for 2016. Steely Dan levels of perfectionism and effort went into this recording. nerd music made by nerds for nerds to listen to while they do nerd things thinking nerd thoughts. dig it.
self-released on her own label. bought this cd when i saw her perform last week with craig taborn. if you know of a better contemporary jazz pianist than this woman, i want to know about him or her. kris davis is godzilla of the blacks and the whites. buy it here.