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ZEBRA

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    Two, 140 gram records housed in custom printed inner sleeves and widespine jacket. Album comes with Download code.

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about

A mutant offspring of diverse stylings, unlikely convergences, 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 ZEBRA is as naturalistic as it is alien, disrupting outdated boundaries between musical traditions, hierarchies and genre politics.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.

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released June 22, 2018

Produced by Alexis GEORGOPOULOS
Composed & arranged by Alexis GEORGOPOULOS
A3 composed by Alexis Georgopoulos & Ezra Feinberg
Recorded Summer—Fall 2017 at Studio ‘A’, 40 Frost and Thump Studios, New York
Edited Summer—Winter 2017 in Crete and Studio ‘A’
Recording Engineer: John THAYER
Mix Engineer — John THAYER
Mixed by John THAYER & Alexis GEORGOPOULOS at Thump Winter 2018

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