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To our faithful listeners,

We've decided to formally shutdown thesixtyone.com -- our servers will go offline at midnight, May 1st 2017.

Artist tipping and music purchases will be functional until then, so please spend any remaining credits by month's end. 
A final payment will be made to artists following the shutdown.

thesixtyone was our baby for most of our twenties. We're incredibly sorry we weren't able to keep things going in the 
right direction.

2007-2017

Thank you for being a part of it.

Farewell,

James Miao & Samuel Hsiung

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biography
There are multiple artists with this name:

1) Oval (Markus Popp) is an experimental electronic outfit from Germany, which formed in 1991.

In 1991, Oval was comprised of Markus Popp, Sebastian Oschatz, and Frank Metzger, although Oschatz and Metzger “left” the group in 1995. All three are regarded as pioneers of what has come to be termed ‘glitch’. Often mistaken as a genre of music that simply incorporates error into its aesthetic, many of those today viewed as working in this area do not consider their work to be ‘music’ at all. Disdaining the use of synthesizers, Oval instead devised their own systems for introducing chance into sound generation; most notably, Popp deliberately distressed CDs, often inscribing these with sharp objects and felt pens, and processing the palette of fragmented sounds to create rhythm. Such work has subsequently been deemed ‘musical’ by many listeners unfamiliar with decades of sound art and Musique Concrete.

Markus Popp continues to release albums under the name Oval. The most recent are the back to back albums Ovalprocess and Ovalcommers. Frank Metzger has released some sin... (+) expand
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