Arca – Arca

This record is everything you could want from a record. It’s dark and eerie, it’s light and airy, it has parts that make you want to curl up in a ball, and others that inspire you to shout from the rooftops. Metaphorically of course.

It has grand, sweeping landscapes, and tight intimate portraits, all within the same song. It combines large operatic elements, with plinky plonky bits, scattered and disordered drum sounds with four on the floor simplicity, and does it without ever sounding predictable.

The obvious touchstones for a record like are Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus and Four Tet. The combination of organic sounds with electronic create soundscapes that have depth and feel like they go on forever into the distance.