Arca - KiCk i
Apr 19, 2020
84
this is probably arca's most accessible and "conventional" body of work to date, which doesn't mean, in any form, shape or way, that it isn't good or doesn't feel like arca. in fact, i believe that what kick i does best is completely reinvent the image of "arca"

kick i is eclectic and volatile, it cannot be contained within one single category or one specific genre. instead, the album decides to play and twist around a lot of different sounds, from ethereal ballads to dirty reggaeton bangers

all of the feature vocals are beautiful (björk, on "afterwards" does indisputably take the jewel of the crown tho), and the production here is so amazing. it's so interesting to see and observe her evolution, from xen to mutant to her self titled and now this

rather than creating an overall world or reality that encompasses the album as a whole, i believe what arca does here is more scrupulous; she immerses every track in it's own world and it's own reality, but does so in a way that they're still able to comunicate and make sense with each other

while i do think that, in comparison to her past works, kick i is a (very tiny) bit of a let down, it is a really impressive, well thought out and deliciously crafted record, that unites various genres under arca's unique and brilliant production, creating a body of work that stands on a league of it's own, and that is not up to debate

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favs: afterwards, no queda nada, calor, mequetrefe, la chiqui, rip the slit

least: time, riquiqui
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