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.

SONG
Piel
1
4:07
 
Anoche
2
3:36
 
Saunter
3
2:09
 
Urchin
4
4:00
 
Reverie
5
3:12
 
Castration
6
3:21
 
Sin Rumbo
7
3:35
 
Coraje
8
4:31
 
Whip
9
1:20
 
Desafío
10
3:53
 
Fugaces
11
3:07
 
Miel
12
2:56
 
Child
13
3:23
 

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