Today Welsh producer Lewis Roberts aka Koreless announces his much-anticipated debut album Agor, due for release July 9 via Young / Remote Control Records. An album over five years in the making, Agor is announced with the single ‘Joy Squad’, a track that has a life of its own already.
Played by Caribou, Jamie xx and TNGHT in their BBC Radio1 Essential Mixes and with further support from Oli XL and HAAi, ‘Joy Squad’ sparked a mass trawling from fans online for the track Korelessdescribes as his attempt “to build a club rollercoaster that swallows you up and spits you out.”
The lyric video was directed by Koreless and Mau Morgo. ‘Joy Squad’ will also be released on 12” vinyl ahead of the album release.
There is an idea of hidden depths suggested by the title of Koreless’ debut album. Agor is 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 welcomes you to dive into a world of beauty, ecstasy and slow-motion horror, just below the surface. Pre-order/pre-save Agor.