Arca - KiCk i
Jun 26, 2020 (updated Jun 26, 2020)
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fuck the guardian all my homies hate the guardian

so, KiCk i, the first album on Arca's new trilogy (the next albums being called KiCk ii and KiCk iii), is probably the most difficult Arca album to put into a genre - and that's literally what she wants.
interpolating two or three of her own past songs, she blends experimental pop and reggaeton in her new masterpiece, making it one of the most unique electronic albums i've ever listened to (her 3 other albums Xen, Mutant and the self titled one probably being some of the most unique electronic records i've ever experienced). THE WAY SHE TRANSFORMS AND MANIPULATES SOME MAINSTREAM AND FAMILIAR SOUNDINGS INTO SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BARELY EVER HEARD BEFORE (perhaps never heard before?) IS MIND-BLOWING.

just like she said in a recent interview, it's clearly her happiest album. the most diverse one. with a great message of inclusivity and acceptance.
it is also her first album to have vocals in all songs, as well as her most collaborative one (the first one with features) - Björk, SOPHIE, Shygirl and Rosalía are the 4 artists that are featured in KiCk i.

this album is fucking BRUTAL. at times CHAOTIC. i've been listening to it nonstop since it came out in my country. after @@@@@, probably her most experimental + difficult to listen project, it was kind of a surprise to see she followed a way more lighter, easier listen and poppier path. nevertheless, it is amazing just like everything she has been making throughout her beautiful music career.

the SOPHIE collab, La Chíqui, gotta be my favorite song on the album. that's a once in a lifetime collab
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4 Comments
6d ago
Yeah what the shit is that guardian review anyway
5d ago
they were on drugs there's not other explanation for that shit
5d ago
The Guardian is a weird anomaly of being (I believe progressive) left-wing but not 'getting' the future of modern music. Which is f*cking sad in my book.
5d ago
EXACTLY
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