Koreless Releases Debut Album ‘Agor’

Koreless’ much-anticipated debut album Agor is out now via Young.

An album over five years in the making from Welsh producer Lewis Roberts, there is an idea of hidden depths suggested by the album’s title. “Agor” is a word for “open” and it’s an apt name for a recording which exists at sensory thresholds, helping guide the listener from one realm to another less visited. It straddles various worlds of dance, ambient and contemporary classical while not sounding like an example of any of them.

“Roberts, in Koreless’ six-year absence, has largely abandoned dance music’s conventions in pursuit of a more elusive payoff. On Agor, that willingness to push himself – combined with all his obsessive effort – yields both visceral thrills and real feeling.” Pitchfork

“It’s a testament to the clarity of his vision that he could co-produce MAGDALENE, a masterpiece of intimacy, all the while crafting what would become Agor’s cold brilliance. His vision for an alien future is sharper than ever.” – Resident Advisor (Album of the Day)

Watch the videos for “White Picket Fence”(directed by FKA twigs) / “Black Rainbow”

Stereogum wrote a wonderful write-up on the album announcement and single, read below:


“Welsh producer Lewis Roberts, has announced his highly anticipated new Koreless album Agor is coming out this summer. “Agor” is the Welsh word for open, and space is something that Roberts played around with while making this new record. It’s supposed to inflict sensory sensations. He studied Marine Engineering at university and was raised in a coastal town called Bangor, evidently an influence on his music’s experimentation with physicality and waveforms.


Along with the news, he’s unveiled lead single “Joy Squad,” where his aim was, as he described, “to build a club rollercoaster that swallows you up and spits you out.” Even though it’s only three minutes, it’s a cinematic experience that does just that. It comes at the perfect time when clubs are opening and partiers are looking for disorienting songs to dance to while nearly blackout drunk.”