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KICK ii

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A year and a half after Kick i, Arca wraps up her series with four new albums (!) released almost simultaneously, with each one revealing an aspect of the Venezuelan producer’s work. She has become one of the most sought-after names in the music industry (with Kanye West, Björk and FKA twigs on her CV). The first, KICK ii, is perhaps the catchiest, presenting the “Arca version” of reggaeton, a very popular genre in Venezuela which has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years. Arca revisits dembow rhythm in all senses on three quarters of the record, in epileptic style on Tiro with Boys Noize, in vapor style on Luna Llena with the German twins Cubeatz, and IDM/electronic style with Clark on Confianza. The record is finished with the pop/EDM single Born Yesterday with Zero Seven’s ex, the Australian Sia.

On Kick iii, Arca takes us back to a dark and sleazy club with a throbbing sound system, beginning with Bruja, industrial hip-hop with an incredible beat that reminds us of the producer's unique talent in terms of sound design. Incendio, which was also released as a single, will be for peak time. As will be the perfectly named, Morbo, a mutant dancehall/dubstep that even the English wouldn't have dared to do, Electra Rex, with its deafening bass kick, and a very metallic Señorita, featuring Machinedrum. As always, Arca’s music is very unusual, and the fans are going to have a great time listening to Intimate Flesh and Joya at the end, relaxing in bed.

On the following record, Kick iiii, Arca takes us back to a more downtempo mood, with a ton of delicate keys and cosmic passages bordering on palpable music. The languid Queer, featuring Planningtorock is in tune with the music, and there is even a synthetic ballad, Hija, that would make an android cry. While emos should find something they like with Lost Woman Found and Paw.

Finally, Kick iiiii embodies the cycle of rebirth in this saga built by Arca, with a series of lullabies, including one designed especially for rave nostalgia, Amrep, which picks up the conventions of 90's techno before melting them into chaos. A record that continues almost without drums, with a monologue by Ryuichi Sakamoto, on a shamanic instrumental (Sanctuary), until the moving finale, Crown, where we find Arca's signature industrial kick, more inspired than ever. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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1
Doña
00:01:46

Arca, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

2
Prada
00:02:43

Cardopusher, Composer, Producer - Arca, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kobalt Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrien Libmann, Engineer - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Thomas Bonnin, Engineer - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

3
Rakata
00:02:31

Cardopusher, Composer, Producer - Arca, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kobalt Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrien Libmann, Engineer - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Thomas Bonnin, Engineer - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

4
Tiro
00:02:18

Boys Noize, Composer, Producer - Cardopusher, Composer, Producer, Mixer - Alex Epton, Mixer - Arca, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kobalt Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

5
Luna Llena
00:03:19

Cubeatz, Producer - Arca, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Wondagurl, Producer - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Jenius Level, Producer - Miguel Mestres, AssociatedPerformer - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

6
Lethargy
00:02:07

Alex Epton, Mixer - Arca, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

7
Araña
00:04:17

Alex Epton, Mixer - Arca, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

8
Femme
00:01:42

Alex Epton, Mixer - Arca, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

9
Muñecas
00:03:33

Alex Epton, Mixer - Arca, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mica Levi, Composer, Producer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Domino Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

10
Confianza
00:01:47

CLARK, Composer, Producer - Cardopusher, Composer, Producer - Alex Epton, Mixer - Arca, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Universal Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Kobalt Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Harry Fox Agency, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

11
Born Yesterday
00:03:18

Sony, MusicPublisher - Sia, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Rob Kleiner, Engineer - Arca, Composer, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kobalt Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - JMIKE, Composer, Producer, AssociatedPerformer - Pineapple Lasagne, MusicPublisher - JMikeMusic, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - ATV Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

12
Andro
00:04:35

Arca, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - CMRRA, MusicPublisher - Mutant1000000 Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher -  Downtown Music Publishing, MusicPublisher

2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd. 2021 Arca under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

Album Description

A year and a half after Kick i, Arca wraps up her series with four new albums (!) released almost simultaneously, with each one revealing an aspect of the Venezuelan producer’s work. She has become one of the most sought-after names in the music industry (with Kanye West, Björk and FKA twigs on her CV). The first, KICK ii, is perhaps the catchiest, presenting the “Arca version” of reggaeton, a very popular genre in Venezuela which has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years. Arca revisits dembow rhythm in all senses on three quarters of the record, in epileptic style on Tiro with Boys Noize, in vapor style on Luna Llena with the German twins Cubeatz, and IDM/electronic style with Clark on Confianza. The record is finished with the pop/EDM single Born Yesterday with Zero Seven’s ex, the Australian Sia.

On Kick iii, Arca takes us back to a dark and sleazy club with a throbbing sound system, beginning with Bruja, industrial hip-hop with an incredible beat that reminds us of the producer's unique talent in terms of sound design. Incendio, which was also released as a single, will be for peak time. As will be the perfectly named, Morbo, a mutant dancehall/dubstep that even the English wouldn't have dared to do, Electra Rex, with its deafening bass kick, and a very metallic Señorita, featuring Machinedrum. As always, Arca’s music is very unusual, and the fans are going to have a great time listening to Intimate Flesh and Joya at the end, relaxing in bed.

On the following record, Kick iiii, Arca takes us back to a more downtempo mood, with a ton of delicate keys and cosmic passages bordering on palpable music. The languid Queer, featuring Planningtorock is in tune with the music, and there is even a synthetic ballad, Hija, that would make an android cry. While emos should find something they like with Lost Woman Found and Paw.

Finally, Kick iiiii embodies the cycle of rebirth in this saga built by Arca, with a series of lullabies, including one designed especially for rave nostalgia, Amrep, which picks up the conventions of 90's techno before melting them into chaos. A record that continues almost without drums, with a monologue by Ryuichi Sakamoto, on a shamanic instrumental (Sanctuary), until the moving finale, Crown, where we find Arca's signature industrial kick, more inspired than ever. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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