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Oval : Calidostopia

German electronic music pioneer Markus Popp AKA Oval, whose last LP O – a 70+ track double album – was released in 2010 after a lengthy period of radio silence, has just made a new full-length record available for download via his website. Calidostopia! comprises 16 exclusive pieces recorded over the space of ten days recently in Brazil with seven different South American singers – Agustin Albrieu, Dandara, Aiace, Maite Gadea, Andres Gauldron, Hana Kobayashi and Emilia Suto – and finds Popp’s glitchy, micro-processed productions forming the basis of a rather striking revision of the continent’s traditional rhythms. Stream previews of each track below, and download the whole album (legally and for free) here.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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