track Title: Piel
track Title: Anoche
track Title: Saunter
track Title: Urchin
track Title: Reverie
track Title: Castration
track Title: Sin Rumbo
track Title: Coraje
track Title: Whip
track Title: Desafu00edo
track Title: Fugaces
track Title: Miel
track Title: Child
* On the 7th of April, Arca released his third full-length album. Available via XL Recordings, the self-
titled record is the first to feature the Venezuela-born, London-based producers untreated singing voice.
He sings in Spanish the language of his childhood home, Caracus. It stands as a defiant, delicate
statement of intent, and cements his position as one of this turbulent decades defining musicians.
* Previous work has incorporated snatches of song and Arcas rapping, but on Arca, his voice is front-
and-centre on eight of the albums 13 tracks. Frequently, he has used his first-takes, untreated and without post-production: clicks of saliva and burrs of the throat carry melodies of staggering richness and delicacy.
* His masterful production knits together vocal tracks like Sin Rumbo and first single Anoche with instrumentals like Whip and Urchin, each as extreme as the other. Across the album, the tectonics of pure digital sound, his own piano playing and voice combine, weaving the album together like folds of skin, or wounds healing post-trauma.
* Arca has made some of most brazenly forward-thinking music of recent years, both on his previous solo albums Xen (2014) and Mutant (2015), and in collaboration with fellow futurists Bjrk (Vulnicura), Kanye West (Yeezus), and fashion collective Hood By Air.
* Arca represents a stu
ing step forward in his celebrated catalog, one that will excite his long time fans and find him many new ones.
* The album features stu
ing artwork from long time Arca visual collaborator Jesse Kanda and is available on CD, single vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve with three 24×12 prints & printed i
* Piel, the first song to be released from the album, was met with widespread acclaim. Pitchfork stated The first taste of Arca does more than subvert the expectations we have of Ghersi, it a
ihilates them while i-D described Arcas music as pure, fragile and sincere, full of wounded experimental, electronic majesty.
* Following Piel, came Anoche, the second song and first video, again in collaboration with Jesse Kanda.
* Major press is forthcoming from The FADER (Cover), New York Times, Dazed & Confused (Cover), i-D (Cover), Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Slate, Spin, Vice and more.
Heres my voice and all my guts: feel free to judge it. Its like a bullfight: youre watching emotional violence for pleasure. So this is a character who, almost as a mockery of the transaction, goes uncomfortably deep, into self-mutilation. You want gore? Heres gore Arca on Arca
Intelligent, impassioned and inspired by integrity, Arcas continued growth as an artist promises to be one of the most exciting journeys of the coming years. The musician has no plans to stop either, telling us in no uncertain terms: I want to make music until I die. – Dazed