Photo: Danilo Pellegrinelli

Christian Fennesz (a.k.a Fennesz) will release his first solo album in five years, Agora

Agora was recorded at Kaiserstudios, Vienna in August and September of 2018, and presents four new ambient and electronic compositions that explore a wide range of textural depth and emotion. Katharina Caecilia Fennesz and Mira Waldmann feature on vocals and Manfred Neuwirth provides field recordings. The record, which is more stripped-back than the experimental artist’s six earlier albums, will launch with London-based Touch on March 29 across digital and CD formats, and a vinyl pressing will follow soon after. 

“It’s a simple story,” adds Fennesz. “I had temporarily lost a proper studio workspace and had to move all my gear back to a small bedroom in my flat where I recorded this album. It was all done on headphones, which was rather a frustrating situation at first but later on it felt like back in the day when I produced my first records in the 1990s. In the end, it was inspiring. I used very minimal equipment; I didn’t even have the courage to plug in all the gear and instruments which were at my disposal. I just used what was to hand.”

Fennesz has released a preview piece that stitches together moments from the songs across Agora, with a stream here


01. In My Room

02. Rainfall

03. Agora

04. We Trigger the Sun

Agora LP arrives on March 29 via Touch.