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Arca Announces New Self-Titled Album, Previews First Track "Piel"

The London-via-Venezuela producer has also announced his biggest headline show to date at London's Roundhouse.

by Angus Harrison
22 February 2017, 3:05pm

Photo by Daniel Shea.

Arca has announced details of his third solo LP, titled Arca. The record follows 2014's Xen, 2015's Mutant, and will be the Venezuelan-born producer's first album on XL Recordings.

Ahead of the album's release on the 7th of April, Arca has also revealed the album's delicate, spooky opening track "Piel," the first example of his work to prominently feature his own singing voice. It's an dislodging bit of music that looks to set up another fearlessly innovative piece of work. Of the album Arca has defiantly stated:

"Here's my voice and all my guts: feel free to judge it. It's like 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'"

Listen to a snippet below or check out the full song on Spotify.

The album features artwork by longtime Arca collaborator Jesse Kanda, who recently released his debut EP on Hyperdub. Arca has also announced his biggest headline show to date, at London's Roundhouse on the 28th of April, tickets for which go on sale this Friday.

For more information head to Arca's website.