Penzias and Wilson announces the release of a new single, “Sonata Agita,” on Bandcamp and streaming platforms Friday, March 31.
“Sonata Agita” follows the split single “Rescue the Fly” featuring Empty Ensemble. Where “Rescue the Fly” featured soaring guitars, “Sonata Agita” is also about the beats, with prepared pianos providing an ethereal backdrop.
Part of a forthcoming EP titled Low Modes, “Sonata Agita” tackles one of the most difficult modes in Western music: Locrian. It’s fashioned loosely in the classical sonata form and leans heavy into the tension of an unstable harmonic rhythm.