Songs of Agenor
Recorded over the course of a year by the band itself, 'Songs of Agenor' was released in 2010 after a lengthy and meticulous series of recordings, re-recordings, and tweakings. Influenced greatly by the textured sounds of the Midwest rock scene, the album aesthetic is surprisingly consistent despite the time frame in which it was recorded. A theme of up-front guitars backed by a tightly-syncopated yet tastefully-restrained rhythm section is pervasive throughout the album. The lyrics are heartfelt and thoughtful, simultaneously poetic without pretention. The production is purposefully edgy, dutifully reproducing the slightly raw live sound of each instrument while holding to high standards of musicianship.