Boomkat Product Review:
This latest from Antye Greie (aka AGF) is reportedly an investigation into "lone warriors from the deep sea creature octopus to the human individual, the woods, our earth, achievements through solitary action and considerations about this resulting in abstract poetry." As is consistent with AGF productions, the voice is heavily manipulated and fractured, meaning that the thread of her texts are often difficult to follow, but presumably the point here is that the text alone isn't really the poetry here, but rather the complete picture. Sure enough, the sound designs are eloquent, detailed and strike up a fine balance between half-identifiable real-world sounds and computer-generated noises, and Greie's vocal becomes a part of this dense, detailed fabric. Being less of a beat-driven affair than some of her previous productions, this release is more reliant on thick swirls of texture and elaborate editing techniques to drive the album forward, and for much of Einzelkampfer's hour-long duration it captures your attention brilliantly. Recommended.