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Arca – KiCk i
Produced and recorded by Arca, “KiCk I” defines a new era of multiplex harmony for the Venezuelan artist, singer, DJ, performer and experimental music composer. With appearances from Björk, Rosalía, Shygirl and SOPHIE, this is the first time Arca has invited collaborators into her world, previously having lent her sound to some of the decades most avant-pop artists. “KiCk I” is a celebration not only of the joy Arca’s been able to find in her life, but the sometimes arduous journey it took for her to find it. Her struggles to reconcile her Venezuelan heritage and her trans Latinx identity emerge as reggaetón and pop en Español. But “KiCk I” isn’t just a pop record, or an experimental record, or even simply a mix between the two, but rather all of them at once- and so much more. Depending on where you drop the needle you’ll find bubblegum, harsh noise, electronic psychedelia, balladry, bangers, laughter, tears, passion, and expressions of faith – sounds and ideas that don’t simply blend together, but coexist simultaneously in quantum superposition made possible inside the sonic worlds Arca builds in her music.
July Talk – Pray For It
July Talk isn’t easy to pigeonhole. Imagine Tom Waits and Amy Millan shouting whiskey-soaked lullabies while backed by Crazy Horse and youʼd have a start. Striking a balance between Americana and indie-rock, July Talkʻs Beauty & the Beast aesthetic burns a little going down, but will leave you wanting more.
Yaeji – What We Drew
Yaeji has announced a vinyl release for her new mixtape “What We Drew”. This latest project, which was released digitally in April, is the first full-length body of work from the NYC-via-Seoul based electronic producer, DJ, and vocalist. It is available on limited edition transparent yellow vinyl with obi strip wrap-around and translated lyric sheet. “What We Drew”, which is produced and written entirely by Yaeji, draws on her appreciation for her community, family, friends and the support she’s felt through a period of growth that displays her newfound laser-focused creative vision. An artist who many pegged as the one to watch, Yaeji now aims beyond expectations, with an eye toward the worlds of music production, visual art, game design and more. And as Pitchfork exclaimed Yaeji has found, “clarity in vulnerability, in the pendulum swing of her humanity”.