Arca - Arca (Japanese Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 305 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 MB | 00:48:22
Electronic, Experimental | Label: XL Recordings / Beat Records | Release Year: 2017
The more Alejandro Ghersi gives of himself, the larger his music as Arca grows. His latest feels both intimate and expansive, a connection between his melodic past and a chaotic future. This album began long before Alejandro Ghersi became Arca. In the nascent stages of his career, Ghersi made dreamy synth pop songs as a teenager in Venezuela under the name Nuuro. These love sketches, sung in Spanish and English, showcased an upbeat singing voice and brightly colored electronic landscapes redolent of Postal Service or Passion Pit. What he did as Nuuro and what he now does as Arca couldn’t seem any more different. Arca’s sound is one of chaos and contortions, further defined by the unsettling visuals of morphing bodies suspended in space he made with longtime collaborator Jesse Kanda. But when Ghersi debuted his newfound (or perhaps rediscovered) singing voice on Arca, it felt like a wormhole opened up one that connected his prehistoric past to his visions of the distant future.