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)