Neither Antye Greie (AGF) nor Sasu Ripatti (Vladislav Delay / Luomo) require much of an introduction. With their various projects, both have long left an indelible imprint on electronic music. Besides two AGF albums that appeared on her label of the same name ('Words are Missing' and 'Dancefloor Drachen'), Antye Greie has produced 'SooL', the fourth album from Bpitch front woman Ellen Allien and has also worked on various multimedia art projects in the past year. 'Symptoms' picks up exactly where 'Explode' left off: Futuristic pop music with singer/songwriter-gestus and tons of depth. 'Symptoms' is AGF and Delay's musical reality check for a world turned upside-down. Woven into a fine net from full beats, dubby textures, and tiny digital sound gimmickry, the twelve songs try to come to terms with the level of awareness and the apparently limited possibilities of mankind's development. An album that is both catchy and challenging. Pop music for the 21st century.