ARP is the one-man cosmic brainchild of artist, writer, and experimental producer Alexis Georgopoulos. Once a key contributor to post-punk percussion outfit Tussle, Georgopoulos has painted a supernatural pop collage with his Smalltown Supersound debut under his new moniker.
Taking inspiration from analog synths, piano and flute scales, and a dense appreciation for '70s experimentalism, In Light explores the poppier side of ambiance, mixing the introspective feel of Robin Guthrie with the ethereal pop of DFA new agers Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom.
Aside from his debut, Georgopoulos, as ARP, has remixes lined up for Norwegian disco sage Lindstrøm (to be released on Feedelity) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (through Vice). Dude also has Animal Collective trendsetter Panda Bear and Kraut-innovator Cluster reworking his hits on a 12" that will follow the debut album. Minimalism is evidently here to stay.
In Light is out November 6 on Smalltown Supersound.
1. St. Tropez
3. The Rising Sun
4. Fireflies On the Water
5. Premonition of the Sculptor Steiner
6. Odyssey (For Baz Jan Adler)
7. Potentialities 2