Japanese version of the new Oval album (released in the US on Thrill Jockey), with 4 bonus tracks exclusive to this release ("Excel", "Newslo", Stueck" & "K-Sum"). "Markus Popp, a.k.a. Oval, is a mastermind of digital technology. Ovalprocess continues his elaborate manifesto of electronic music coupled with multimedia wizardry. This new release from Oval is a flowing, textured manuscript that utilizes sublime low end rhythm and directive pulsation in a manner that eases the listener into a soft and pillowy world dominated by electronic bleeps, glitches and moans. Ovalprocess equally represents an innovative music software application, designed by Popp, as much as it serves as the core engine to an innovative Oval sound installation. The installation is centered around one or several publicly accessible sound terminals running the Ovalprocess application, rendering the exhibit a customizable, collaborative workspace. Making the installation accessible in a public space is the ideal aesthetic that Popp craves-he feels it is far more effective than offering a CDRom or another option that would make the application available on a more individual basis. The Ovalprocess installation allows the public to use sounds that are found on the album to produce their own Oval-like music. His latest release displays Popp's talent at developing a deep and complex groove with seemingly difficult tools. Ovalprocess is best enjoyed at a loud volume. Oval's rich and round tones provide a Siren-like lure that is irresistible."