With ovalcommers, Markus Popp has reached a new level of intricately composed and overwhelmingly complex soundart. Where the earlier releases (oval94Diskont, systemische) saw the adolescence of his CD-skipping sound sources, ovalprocess and now ovalcommers are fully mature, adult works that reach a pitch of dizzying alienation. It is clear that Popp has a musical mind quite different from your average western composer, even those who work in a similar genre, like those the music fan from san francisco mentioned: autechre, kid606, et al. I disagree with the claim that oval is in some sound-distortion competition with these bands; his compositions are focused on different aspects of electronic sound. Where kid606 and autechre still revolve around an axis that is predominantly a rhythmic one, oval's axis is clearly textural--not based on rhythm or melody, but on layers and simultaneity of sound events--popp doesn't shrink from disjoining any rhythmic or melodic cells from their pitch or tempo, nor (as seen as early as systemische's "oval office") dealing with with simultaneous cells that occupy disparate tempi or harmonic temperaments. This is sound for sound's sake--not a comment on more linear electronica, as a great deal of the work of autechre's ilk tends to be. This is not to say that one is better than the other, it is just to point out fundamental aesthetic difference.
So I definitely recommend this to those exposed to oval--for fans of similar music, i'd recommend starting with systemische, or oval94diskont and then getting ovalprocess or ovalcommers. Also check out Nobukazu Takemura's _scope_.