Arp – In Light

Tussle founder member relaxes in analogue bubblebath

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Despite ‘In Light’ being almost entirely composed of puffy, slightly out of focus analogue modules, Arp’s Alexis Georgopolous would like you to know he does not now, nor will he ever in perpetuity, own an ARP synthesizer – the traditional tool for such creations. Nevertheless, it’s perpetuity that these slow ambient tracks are aimed at.

“St Tropez” and “Potentialities” suggest a huge, arching, permanent structure, like a camera pan over the Golden Gate Bridge in Georgopolous’s San Francisco hometown; the murmuring piano on “The Rising Sun” recalls Cluster & Eno’s or Harmonia; and his “Odyssey” for doomed Dutch performance artist Bas Jan Ader is an appropriately dignified fractal fanfare.

ROB YOUNG

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