Venezuelan producer Alejando Ghersi, aka Arca, has spent the last few years creating a name for himself through a set of prime releases, a haunting performance at MoMA’s PS1 , and noteworthy collaborations with FKA Twigs and Kanye West. Only 24-years-old, the producer has gone beyond the need to prove his talent. However, he continues to push the hip-hop medium with his new track “Thievery”, a sporadic display of screeching synths and absent sounds, which meld together to create two and half minutes of pure chaotic bliss.
The track marks the release of his first official LP entitled Xen, due November 14 on Mute, a label home to artists like Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, and Moby. Along with the release, Mute is offering a deluxe vinyl set limited to only 500 copies, which includes a 10’’ with unreleased material sealed in a black PVC bag. It is worthy to note that the vinyl edition of his last mix tape &&&&& sold out within days of the release and is now going for hundreds of dollars on discogs, so don’t sleep on this one. You can preorder the LP and deluxe edition here. Arca continue his North American tour, along with his artwork and PS1 visual collaborator Jesse Kanda and Total Freedom.
18 Fashion Tech – Portland, OR
20 Dome at Science World – Vancouver, BC
23 Gray Area Art & Technology Theater – San Francisco, CA
24 EMP Sky Church – Seattle, WA
25 First Unitarian Church – Los Angeles, CA
w/Total Freedom and Jesse Kandra (visuals)