13 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Venezuelan producer Arca typically makes compelling, lyrical music without saying a word, twisting digital dissonance and gorgeously rendered synth tones into songs you could practically hang on the walls of the Guggenheim. But on his self-titled third album, words become the focus. While an abrasive, intricately programmed instrumental like "Castration" says a fair bit on its own, "Anoche" and "Piel" reach a spellbinding new level for Arca, as he sings Spanish-language poetry about shedding identities and the messiness of love over truly haunting textures.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Venezuelan producer Arca typically makes compelling, lyrical music without saying a word, twisting digital dissonance and gorgeously rendered synth tones into songs you could practically hang on the walls of the Guggenheim. But on his self-titled third album, words become the focus. While an abrasive, intricately programmed instrumental like "Castration" says a fair bit on its own, "Anoche" and "Piel" reach a spellbinding new level for Arca, as he sings Spanish-language poetry about shedding identities and the messiness of love over truly haunting textures.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

incizor ,

I hate the idea of reviewing before listening but..

..the music existing within this album will no doubt be a sonic reflection of what it means to be an individual amidst a sea of clones. Whether you can relate to the aberrence of his message, or his claims, or his execution, it is important to note how crucial it is that there are those out there who can find a way to cherish what it is that Arca has to bring to the table. It is people like him who will be used as reference points within the history books of the future - especially those concerneced with bravery and the fearlessness of an entirely public self discovery. I beg of thee: attempt to cherish him, for by sharing a species with him places thee several millenia ahead of your deserved slot in human evolution.

Xchq ,

Pretentious

This sounds like Dracula took acid. Not in a good way.

Future Sign ,

Chillllll

🐐

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