Today, Welsh producer Lewis Roberts, aka Koreless, announces his much-anticipated debut album Agor, due for release July 9th via Young.The LP is introduced with the single “Joy Squad” directed by May Morgo.
There is an idea of hidden depths suggested by the title of Koreless’ debut album. Agoris the Welsh 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.
Agor is unlike any other record you’ll hear. It straddles the worlds of ambient and contemporary classical while not sounding like an example of either. The bristling ecstatic trills and rushes of “Yonder” rub up against the euphoric breeze of “Black Rainbow”, “Shellshock” and “Joy Squad,” while “Act(s)” and “Strangers” connect Lewis to a much more distant world: a cybernetic daydream of the composers Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar.