Boomkat Product Review:
AGF/Delay marks a further coming together of Finland's Abtye Greie and Vladsilav Delay, more or less shunning the respective styles and genres with which they are generally associated, AGF/Delay instead takes the day-to-day snippets of modern culture which we all unconsciously hoover up (glimpses of news stories, half-heard conversations on the bus etc.) and distils it through a musical filter which takes in dub, electronica, microscopic emissions and even chamber music. As they are dealing in recollections and memories the subject matter on show is quite hazy and often untethered, lending a frosted-glass atmosphere to proceedings. Greie's blunt but considered vocals drift lazily in and out of the mix throughout, evoking those of Michaela Melian's recent 'Baden-Baden' all the while complemented by Delay's sparse production which is just as happy to throw down industrial clicks as it is 80's power ballad atmospherics. All in all a discordantly bijou record that even finds at one point Mr Delay edging closer to the deep House glides of his Luomo project and AGF consenting to stop narrating and start singing. Well worth checking out.