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Monday, December 10, 2007

ARP - In Light

ARP - In Light (Smalltown Supersound) Comentários: Like Vetiver's Andy Cabic, San Francisco's Alexis Georgopoulos is an alumnus of Krautrock-inspired rhythmic adventurers Tussle, although Georgopoulos only left the band recently, after their recent Telescope Mind album was completed. This album marks something of a departure from his old band's disco experiments and instead brilliantly captures the zeitgeist's fascination with new age solo synthesizer exploration. An obvious reference point would be one of 2007's great unearthed treasures: the reissue of 1982's highly influential Wizards LP, by J.D. Emmanuel. In Light is probably a far more approachable work than Wizards, defined by warmer, more melodious tones and hints at a kind of retro-conscious fuzziness, yet the album retains an air of the experimental through its referencing of 20th century minimalism and drone. In keeping with the old-fashioned approach to analogue experimentation Georgopoulos recorded the album live, and it certainly has a meandering quality to it, despite being propelled by tautly regimented synth pulses as on 'Potentialities' and 'Premonition Of The Sculptor Steinberg' (which sounds a bit like Cluster reworking the Rhubarb & Custard theme song). The album wraps up on a slight deviation from the formula by dropping electric piano loops and what sound like synth-cello phrases into a Terry Riley-inspired format. in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

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Blogger Hug The DJ said...

bom, mesmo muito.
Georgopoulos em estado de graça...

(já puseste os ouvidos nas misturas para o Lindstrom e Charlotte Gainsbourg?)

Tuesday, 11 December, 2007  

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