‘.dev,’ Agoria‘s fifth album, is out now on his Sapiens label. The album sees the French polymath, who is known for his forays into visual arts and technology as well as electronic music production and DJing, release a project on vinyl, digital formats, and an AI player created by ARCA and Jai Paul collaborators Bronze. Stream and download the album here.
‘.dev‘ is yet another collaborative piece from Agoria, aka Sebastien Devaud. As well as Blasé and STS, who return after featuring on ‘Drift’, Devaud has worked with Domino’s Ela Minus, flamenco innovator Niño De Elche, and the unique hip hop delivery of Rome Fortune across the LP, with additional collaborators including Sacha Rudy and Oscar winner (The Sound of Metal), Nicolas Becker.
Agoria presents a kaleidoscopic haze of cinematic and evolving electronica that touches on house, techno, electro, hip hop, and beyond sonically, but beneath the surface, ‘.dev‘ is the work of an artist who is asking himself questions in order to create worlds out of his answers.
Beyond challenging the traditional album format’s very systems, his holistic approach to AI and NFTs within the thematic world of his work is laid out front and center through the album’s visual and conceptual identity.