Arca has released his third full-length album. The self-titled record is the first to feature the Venezuela-born, London-based producer’s untreated singing voice.
It was recorded at home in north-east London throughout 2016. Arca’s long-time visual collaborator Jesse Kanda once again directed the videos, and shot the album artwork.
The heightened theatricality was inspired by Greek tragedy: “I’m representing this album performatively, extremely, dramatically. Myth can reach into the deep cortex of the brain: it’s a given that you’re talking in concepts through characters rather than realities. To me, Arca is a freeze-frame of a person singing their swan song with heightened emergency, in the face of never being able to sing again.”
“Here’s my voice and all my guts: feel free to judge it. It’s like MMA or a bullfight: you’re 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? Here’s gore’” – Arca
Stream / purchase Arca: https://remotecontrol.lnk.to/ARCA