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Arca (4)Xen

Label:Mute – CDSTUMM374
Format:
CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Instrumental, Experimental

Tracklist

1Now You Know3:58
2Held Apart1:20
3Xen3:18
4Sad Bitch1:55
5Sisters2:21
6Slit Thru2:12
7Failed3:40
8Family Violence2:13
9Thievery2:33
10Lonely Thugg2:56
11Fish2:07
12Wound2:09
13Bullet Chained2:51
14Tongue2:59
15Promise2:52
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Issued in a jewel case with clear tray and a fold-out art booklet.

℗ 2014 Alejandro Ghersi under exclusive license to Mute Artists Limited
© 2014 Alejandro Ghersi under exclusive license to Mute Artists Limited

Printed in the EU
Made in EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5051083083690
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: LC27959
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 00095 53615 343 02 ✳ 53615347 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0148
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0154

Other Versions (5 of 15)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Xen (15×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)MuteISTUMM 374UK2014
Xen (15×File, WAV, Album)Mute724596961353US2014
New Submission
Xen (LP, Album)MuteSTUMM374UK2014
New Submission
Xen (LP, Album, 10", 33 ⅓ RPM, All Media, Limited Edition, Numbered)MuteLSTUMM374UK2014
Xen (CD, Album, CD, Reissue)Mute, MuteCDSTUMM374, RCDSTUMM374UK2014

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enfantterrible's profile picture
enfantterrible
Edited 3 years ago
I have the impression that sometimes music is left aside at the expense of image, or shock or any other value, people get mindblowed by what it is not supposed to be the main ingredient in an album. This happens in here, pretty much overrated, and I think the praise comes more assented in shock value and sexual identifications not music per se. Xiu Xiu in the same label and also declared homosexual presented a more solid, disturbed and potentially transgressive albums, memorable.

I heard so much praise about this. And the back up was funded on some videos with incredibly plastic images and effects, pretty similar in form to the artwork inside the album.

In deep, this album sounds a lot like an exercise, or an investigation into sound. And it is quite interesting the textures or the morphed sequences in the tracks, but the dynamic is pretty much devoid of direction or structure, it goes almost into a rhythmless prototype for a strange hip-hop scheme background.

"Baron libre" worked out similar paths, but summed up an structure, his league with rhythm and construction made something crazy and memorable. His affiliation with hip-hop and this crazy sounds and organic sounds was quite something. But what you can remember after downing into this texturized organic like ambient? Apart from the crazy sounds and textures there is nothing much to remember, maybe the artwork? But, this is about music mainly, and what Arca presents here is nothing but exercises that could be the foundation for backgrounds or album cues.