Download of the Week: Arca

I didn't know what to expect from Arca's new self-titled album so when I hit Play in Roon, I was taken by surprise by its sheer overwhelming bruised beauty.

Arca, Alejandro Ghersi's third LP and first on XL Recordings, is a powerfully personal and potent operatic electronica event. His voice is delicate, rough, and oh-so-engaging so much so that you almost forget the accompanying music; Arca feels like a timeless, deeply dreamed place: Ghersi has given us the keys to explore.

"I went through a whole year of trying different names, they all felt foreign. But because I use my singing voice in a way that I've never done before, it didn't feel unnatural to call it Arca."
Get Arca's Arca from Bleep. Listen here:

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Even the vocal range cries out for a cover of....

Michael Rennie was ill the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear
Claude Rains was the invisible man
Then something went wrong for Faye Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space
And this is how the message ran
Science fiction (uh uh) double feature
Doctor X (uh uh) will build a creature
See androids fighting
Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh oh oh oh
At the late night double feature picture show