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 hypnotic quality of repeating, evolving sounds. How drones can provoke abandonment through drifting, vibrating landscapes.

My first auditory memory is the distant rumble of trains and planes that would appear from nowhere, swell and be gone, blurred in the distance - ghostly. Still now, whenever I hear planes my thoughts slow down, come to a stop ...I'm drawn into the sound.

Drone-music is twilight music. Submerged music that can speak to the soul and as such, it is timeless, like the continuous "hiss of the summer lawns", swirly and breathy.

This selection of drones is the result of sonic experimentations with generative music systems and modular synthesizers. Sound sources have been processed/recorded with analog/digital systems 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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