Arca sparks a deeply emotional response through decoded combinations of electronic sound. Technically, it brings to mind Brian Eno's work with Microsoft in the early 90s, only instead of creating a six-second corporate jingle designed to be "optimistic, sentimental and inspirational" etc., Arca spins an impassioned tapestry through a series of personalities that weave and scratch their way through the mix. The trick is being able to achieve this both with and without vocals, and by producing a combination of frequencies that push any desired futuristic mood to the outermost limits. Arca accomplishes this effortlessly; she was, after all, chosen to co-produce four tracks on 'Yeezus', not to mention her gig alongside Holly Herndon in support of Atoms For Peace - such opportunities came on the back of just two EPs and a mixtape for DIS, without even the slightest hint of a full-length album in the pipeline

 

Tracklist:

Now You Know

Held Apart

Xen

Sad Bitch

Sisters

Slit Thru

Failed

Family Violence

Thievery

Lonely Thugg

Fish

Wound

Bullet Chained

Tongue

Promise


Label: MUTE

Cataloegue Number: STUMM374

ARCA - XEN

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