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.
Release date: October 22, 2019
Genres: ambient, downtempo, dub techno, folk, future garage
Highlight: U Niadzelku
Very interesting mix of Belarusian folk with Andy Stott and Forest Swords-like dub components. An improvement over their already fine debut, Zhnivo.