Arca — @@@@@

This “single” released by Arca earlier this year is my favorite work of her to date. It is a brilliant collection of experimental tunes, with references to Gridlock’s post-industrial records from the 90’s, Flying Lotus’s wonky downtempo, Burial’s later ambient explorations, and Arca’s own world, expanded in various directions. Easily listening on repeat. A remarkable piece of electronic music from 2020.

2019: favorite records

In the order released.


Matana Roberts — Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis

“I am a child of the wind…”

Album of the year 2019.

Release date: October 18, 2019
Genres: avant-garde, avant-garde jazz, poetry, spoken word
Highlight: Trail of the Smiling Sphinx

It was a few weeks ago that I was consumed by this album. I am looking forward to going back. To the story told by Matana Roberts. To the overall atmosphere. In a certain sense, there is a connection to contemporary works by other Constellation‘s avant-garde musicians.

Listen. Listen to previous chapters. There supposed to be eight more.

Citing her Bandcamp page:

I am a mixed media sound artist, saxophonist and composer. I do not live in Indonesia, but band camp won’t let me just say “Earth”. I also tried “Saturn”, but that didn’t work either:). Thank you for supporting my work.