Drones

by Agencies

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THE RELEASE OF THIS ALBUM IS UPCOMING AND ANTICIPATED FOR LATE SUMMER 2017

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releases August 30, 2017

I've always been fascinated by the minimalistic and hypnotic quality of repeated or evolving sounds, how the drifting, vibrating landscapes that drones suggest can provoke abandonment.

My very first auditory memory is the distant rumble of trains and planes. The sustained pitch that would appear semi-audible from nowhere, swell and then blurred by the distance, disappear, ghostly. Still now, whenever and wherever I hear planes or trains my thoughts immediately slow down, then come to a stop ... and I'm completely drawn into the sound.

Drone-music is twilight music, perpetual and submerged. It can speak to the soul and for this, it is timeless. Stretched out, swirling and breathy, like the continuous hiss and hum of summer lawns.

Nebulous, dense and layered,

pulse/beat-less, deprived of attack...

This collection of drones is the result of sonic experimentations with self-generative music software and modular synthesizers. Sound sources are processed and recorded without overdubs utilizing digital systems. Recording took place over the winter and spring of 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

"The vanishing-point music created by drone is what happens when a fixation on held tones reaches a tipping point. Timbre is reduced to either a single clear instrument or a sine wave, silence disappears completely, and the base-level interaction between small clusters of "pure" tone becomes the music's content. This kind of work takes what typically helps us to distinguish "music" from "sound," discards nearly all of it, and then starts over again from scratch."

... in the death cell a single note rings on, and on, and on...
Robert Smith - all cats are grey

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Agencies Toronto, Ontario

Agencies is the electronic/ambient music project of Piero Frenguelli, from Toronto, Canada.

Agencies makes music with synthesizers, drum machines, loops & field recordings.

Piero Frenguelli is also a member of Toronto-based bands Let There Be Light and The Radio Fields
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