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After the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Calidostópia! (issued in March 2013 by the Goethe Institute as a free download), Voa is the true next step for the collaboration of electronic music legend Markus Popp aka Oval with several wonderful singers/musicians from all over South America.
Elevator pitch: Voa offers the unreleased “A“-selection of recordings from those legendary Salvador da Bahia sessions plus brand new, cutting-edge Oval material - an 18-track metamelomusical supermerger, chock full of genre-defying, mesmerizing songs and haunting melodies that does not cease to surprise.
From the chilling vocals and multilayered guitar excursions of Agustín Albrieu to Aiace’s sensual, radiant folklore style, from Hana Kobayashi’s inventive pop sensibilities to Maité Gadea’s earthy, soulful interpretations of two classics from the Oval future-guitar songbook. Plus the pleasantly unpredictable avant-pop quirkyness of Laptop songwriter Andrés Gualdrón - Voa is truly a wild ride.
And what Dandara does to these two songs can only be described as magical. They are featured in an enchanting music video with breathtaking performances by actresses Ursula Doll and Daniela Lucato, directed by filmmaker/visual artist Darko Dragcevic of “Ah!” music video fame.
Voa is a true next-gen experience, a celebration of musicality evolved - it takes the hyperreal, hi-impact songwriting of the new Oval to a new level, resulting in a unique style that none of both parties involved would have come up with in a million years…it’s like a sky with two suns, the musical asterisk that points you straight into space.