Arca

Mutant

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Arca’s 2014 album ‘Xen’ was an angular and, at times, insular record driven by aggressively queer juxtapositions. It served as a study of the self that refused categorisation and embraced erraticism; employing confrontational clashes of style and sound to emphasise a morphing dynamic between obscurity and vulnerability. At times anxiously self-reflexive, at others beauteous and calm, it was intermittently personal and withdrawn.

‘Mutant’ is about sensuality and impulsiveness as escape routes out of rigidity: “softness as a weapon when the mind attacks itself.” Anxieties are harmonised by self confidence in the optimism and inclusiveness of transformation. Mutations expose the resonances and malleability of identity. This album takes pride in deformity, innocence, distortion and vulnerability: traits traditionally ostracised as undesirable and regressive.

'Mutant' is released on CD and a special limited edition triple gatefold, double red vinyl edition.

TRACK LISTING

01 Alive
02 Mutant
03 Vanity
04 Sinner
05 Anger
06 Sever
07 Beacon
08 Snakes
09 Else
10 Umbilical
11 Hymn
12 Front Load
13 Gratitude
14 EN
15 Siren
16 Extent
17 Enveloped
18 Faggot
19 Soichiro
20 Peonies

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