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Editors’ Notes

If you’ve ever taken a nap on a bed of analog synths before (see such Krautrock cadets as Klaus Schulze and Cluster), then you know what to expect from Alexis Georgopoulos’ latest Arp outing. At least at first, as “Pastoral Symphony” sets the mood with two sun-stroked movements of microwaved melodies and carefully plotted chords. The Soft Wave’s idyllic setting doesn’t last long, however. Before you get a chance to process all that ambiance, the mesmerizing minimalism of a song like “Catch Wave” is countered by dollops of distortion (“White Light,” “Summer Girl”) and a severe thunderstorm climax (“Silver Clouds”) that threatens to consume us all. 

Customer Reviews

For The Pastoral Symphony...

... alone, I give this an enthusiastic recommendation for those who enjoy an electronic trip. Very easy on the ears without being boring or drone. Each time this track comes up on my shuffle, I'm put at ease with a smile.

my favorite

this unassuming album has been my favorite for the past 2 years. approach it with patience, and it will yield great rewards.

Biography

Genre: Electronic

Arp is the work of New York City-based artist and composer Alex Georgopolous. The first-generation American child of French and Greek parents who was brought up in all three countries, Georgopolous started out in San Francisco, where he co-founded the instrumental dance-rock quartet Tussle in the early 2000s, primarily as a bassist, drummer, and percussionist. After the recording of their second album, Telescope Mind, Georgopolous departed the group to focus on a new project based on his exploration...
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