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AGF Westernization Completed

Antye Greie-Fuchs halts midway through this CD to ask you, "Does this fit into theory? Does it mean anything?" Good question. Either Westernization Completed is this electronic poet's dramatization of her transition from a regimented East German childhood into the fragmented Western world or it's just AGF whispering postmodern gobbledygook while dicking around on a laptop. Conceptual confusion aside, Westernization... is a glitch-dub masterpiece, where beats and DSP loops deftly imitate brain synapses firing-forgetting and then recalling sudden thoughts. AGF's husband Vladislav Delay influenced the clean, ear-pricking sound, which is a relief, given the garbage disposal nightmare that was her last album. Now, if only she would spell-check her "glitchy" liner notes.

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