Vangelis is the stage name of the Greek keyboard player and composer Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou. Vangelis has played in rock and prog-rock groups, but is primarily known as a composer of electronic music and as a solo artist. His work with the Greek psychedelic band Aphrodite's Child garnered him his first recognition. Their 1972 album 666 (Vertigo) was hailed as a psychedelic masterpiece. Vangelis is renown for his soundtracks to the 1980’s films Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner. He is also a painter and has been showing his work in small galleries in Europe since 2000.