Boomkat Product Review:
The second entry in Line's Segment series is helmed by Antye Greier aka AGF, who takes the opportunity to explore the meaning and potential of the human voice - a constant preoccupation in her work but one that seems to have intensified of late. Inspired by the ancient folk practice of 'yoik' - a mostly wordless form of vocalisation performed by the Sami tribe in northern Scandinavia, and by her own past work with Eliane Radigue, Greier sought to imitate and voice along with the surrounding wind and weather, before applying digital processing to deconstruct and complicate our understanding of what the human voice is, and what it can be. There are some parallels with the intrepid laptop-voice exercises of Holly Herndon, but Source Voice is less an attempt at futurism and more an effort to use the tools of the present to commune with the past, the ancient, and possibly the eternal. One of AGF's most pertinent works to date, both in concept and execution, it demands immersion and concentration but generously rewards it.