Arp

Zebra

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A mutant offspring of diverse stylings, unlikely convergences and unfixed constellations, "Zebra", Alexis Georgopoulos’ - aka Arp - fifth full-length album, is a post-everything symbiosis of ancient to future psychotropics, emphasizing points of connectivity between far-flung traditions. "Zebra" is as naturalistic as it is alien, disrupting outdated boundaries between musical traditions, hierarchies and genre politics. Using forward-looking production techniques and an idiosyncratic instrumental palette - analog synthesizers, double bass, Fender Rhodes, electronic and acoustic drums, flute, vintage harmonizers and tape delay - Georgopoulos proposes a vast, shimmering prospect, floralizing an array of styles and smiles - Fourth World tremors, vibey Cosmic Jazz, 80s Japanese production, floating kosmische drum atmospherics. Emphasizing 'points of connectivity' in a time when reactive and fractious isolationism threaten in divisive ways, "Zebra" is the sound of interaction. "Zebra" seeks something beyond definition of singularity perspective and division. It is constructive instead of flippant: ecstatic instead of wallowing; clear-eyed instead of opiated, romantic instead of cynical. Like the zebra, Georgopoulos’ latest album revels in contrast / duality - Naturalistic + alien. Urban + rural. Calm + unsettling. Lucid + mysterious. Bold simplicity + fiendish complexity. The result is a portal to a more curious world that compels repeat visits.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: I’ve long been a fan of Alexis Georopoulos, and I’m pleased to reveal that his fifth LP is his finest work to date. Inspired by the likes of Hiroshi Yoshimura, Lonnie Liston Smith, Klause Schultze and Jon Hassell, the producer treats us to a textured and tripped out New Age journey.

TRACK LISTING

1. Halflight Visions
2. Nzuku
3. Fluorescences
4. Folding Water
5. Foam
6. Parallelism
7. Moving Target
8. A Clearing
9. Ozu
10. Reading A Wave
11. Fiji

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