Release Date: 29 January 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Arca Mutant Limited Edition Gatefold Red Vinyl 2LP Set
· Arca’s 2014 album ‘Xen’ was an angular and, at times, insular record driven by aggressively queer juxtapositions. It served as a study of the self that refused categorisation and embraced erraticism; employing confrontational clashes of style and sound to emphasise a morphing dynamic between obscurity and vulnerability. At times anxiously self-reflexive, at others beauteous and calm, it was intermittently personal and withdrawn.
· ‘Mutant’ is about sensuality and impulsiveness as escape routes out of rigidity: “softness as a weapon when the mind attacks itself.” Anxieties are harmonised by selfconfidence in the optimism and inclusiveness of transformation. Mutations expose the resonances and malleability of identity. This album takes pride in deformity, innocence, distortion and vulnerability: traits traditionally ostracised as undesirable and regressive.
· The 2014 release of Arca’s ‘Xen’ saw him grace the cover of FADER Magazine and be placed at #3 in Dazed’s inaugural Dazed 100, their definitive run-down of the pioneers shaking style and culture. Arca was also included in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation Of Music Stars list alongside Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, HAIM and A$AP Rocky.
· Mutant is released on CD, digital download and a special limited edition triple gatefold, red double vinyl edition.
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