As Microstoria, Oval's Markus Popp worked with Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars to create a more subtle and free-flowing alternative to his main project. Their working method was improvisational, and Init Ding sometimes sounds like the amplified interior of an aging computer, with a jittery whirr of beeps, crackles and modem handshakes competing with the occasional organ sample for attention. Though abstract and loosely structured, the gentle sound palate and deep bass chords lend Init Ding a certain relaxed warmth.
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