*2024 stock* Ovidono is an auditory art project by Markus Popp (aka Oval) and Vlatka Alec, a fascinating scenario for a new kind of musical storytelling. Sensual, dazzling and multi-layered, the project - originally codenamed "ASMR 2.0" - combines a new interpretation of the epic, timeless poetry of Ovid and Ono No Komachi (performed in Japanese by Eriko Toyoda aka SO) with Oval's electro-acoustic compositions, post-digital soundscapes and ambitious vocal processing. The complex, whispered vocalisations evoke the tactile, immersive quality and intimacy of ASMR.
The fusion of the latest version of the complex, hypnotic Oval sound - no stone was left unturned in Markus' research for this project - with the dazzling, electronically intertwined vocal performances of Vlatka and Eriko creates a sophisticated, intimate dialogue, an experience of a third music waiting to be discovered, a felt entity that effortlessly transcends the boundaries of time, language and technology. Ovidono aims to create a place of musical longing, inviting you into a surreal sonic garden whose hybrid poetry and design language instantly create their own emotional pull - a clear, intoxicating deep dive into an emotional limbo that playfully draws new meanings from poetry beloved for over a thousand years.