Boomkat Product Review:
Err, wow! So we really weren’t expecting this; an ecstatically colourful album of “club tracks” from Markus Popp, punning on his surname in the canniest manner with a typically mind-bending, unfeasibly intricate follow-up to the folksier tones of his self-released Voa (2013).
Popp is the 2nd issue on his new label, UOVOOO, and according to his own delicious description; "Working on these new 'club tracks' was like going from cucina povera (my 1990s student-budget glitch style) and hi-tech fusion cuisine (post-2010) to feeling like a vegan who just stumbled into a barbecue seminar.”
What that means for you and us, is a lucent, 3D mosaic of tropes nodding to R&B, filtered disco-house, electro ambient popp and proper, chart-levels of harmonic thizz all at the same time, practically strobing between each style in every millisecond yet, somehow, maintaining a sense of composure at the heart of it all.
It could almost be considered a pointillist inversion of The Automatics Group’s smeared Summer Mix, or a logical extension of Carl Stone’s cut-up pop research, and likewise a more advanced version of patten’s fractal deviations or the wicked garishness of Katie Gately’s new album for Tri Angle; a beautifully maddening, mercurial experience crammed full of elusive hooks and blessed with a sense of depth perception that reveals the mechanics of popp music at its most complex and stunningly inexplicable.