Very nice. Thought of Kelela.
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: November 8, 2019
Genres: art pop, glitch pop, wonky
This might be the best record of 2019. One of my favorite. I believe, it is her best work so far (the level was quite high already), and I hope the derivative is positive even at this point. Twigs‘ genius was augmented with the one of Nicolas Jaar here (who himself released the best record of 2018, to my taste). Lots of other personnel contributed, including Daniel Lopatin. Indeed, the vaporwavy “daybed” might be my favorite song on the record. There are so many of them. Twigs is unique and groundbreaking. Funny, but the only reference that came to mind was Depeche Mode (on “Mary Magdalene“). Twigs is also just such a gorgeous person to listen to.
We are now looking forward to more from her in the near future.
There is a lot to be written about Telefon Tel Aviv and Joshua Eustis, but right now this is his new track:
The last part is marvellous, reminded me the work of Gridlock. This was the previous track (from 2017):
An LP (first after the death of Charles Cooper in 2009) is going to be relesed later this year.
The dancer is Tom Heyes. Also check