The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


Oval releases free album

Markus Popp (aka Oval) has released a free 16 track album on which he performs with seven musicians and vocalists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Funded by the Goethe Institute, the album, Calidostópia! is the result of a ten day studio session in Brazil, and includes vocalists Agustín Albrieu (Argentina), Dandara Modesto (Brazil), Andrés Gualdrón (Columbia), Maité Gadea (Uruguay), Aiace Felix (Brazil), Hana Kobayashi (Venezuela) and Emilia Suto (Brazil).

Calidostópia! is available in FLAC or 320kbps MP3, and Popp says he plans to perform live with the project. More details here.