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ARTIST
TITLE
Beatnadel
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
AGF 016CD AGF 016CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/25/2011

AGF aka Antye Greie releases her seventh solo record. Beatnadel (trans. "Beat Needle") is a piercing sonic outburst of razor-edged beats and pilot vocal art. AGF is a rare combination of composer/producer and vocalist. This is digital songwriting with beat structures and penetrating sound sculptures to inspire the mind. The tracks have been constructed out of large, self-designed sample banks, voice, bass, synthesized sounds and discerning effect treatments. The music is sequenced to a large extent and holds an aggressive undertone compared to her recent works. AGF has cut out original tracks with surprising narrative and breathtaking precision in editing and sculpturing the sound. Deconstructed poetry, aggressive beat patterns, tender songwriting, drone parts, full-frequency spectrum. "I want to built a new tradition, an aural tradition, transmitted via the ears." --Karlheinz Stockhausen, London 1971. "He says, the one who is not afraid is anyway cheerful and does not need to sing" --Janosch in Kleiner Hase, Großer Held. "It's not a question of time, it's that people today lack a certain frame of mind. Time is no excuse, your time should be spent on self-improvement, there's no better way to spend your time." --Ai Wei Wei in his blog. Having worked with great composers of our time such as Vladislav Delay, Eliane Radigue and Craig Armstrong and produced records for Ellen Allien with Gudrun Gut and many others, AGF once again concentrates on voice and post-club crossover. After finishing a stage play soundtrack to Orlando (AGF 014CD) with classical composer Craig Armstrong, and releasing a conceptual poetry work Gedichterbe (AGF 015CD) about the German heritage of language, Beatnadel is a very personal form of expression with no compromise. "Lingu-tik" features the voice of Prof. Noam Chomsky. Otherwise, the work is composed, recorded, mixed, mastered and executed by AGF. Artwork and calligraphy also by AGF.