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out now: Arca – Xen [Mute]

September 11, 2014
 

Artist:
Arca

 

Title:
Xen

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM374

 

Release Date:
03rd November 2014
05th March 2015 (digital deluxe edition aka “???? edition)

 

Format:
CD, limited vinyl+10″, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Now You Know

02.
Held Apart

03.
Xen

04.
Sad Bitch

05.
Sisters

06.
Slit Thru

07.
Failed

08.
Family Violence

09.
Thievery

10.
Lonely Thugg

11.
Fish

12.
Wound

13.
Bullet Chained

14.
Tongue

15.
Promise

 

Tracklist ????? Edition:
01.
Now You Know

02.
Held Apart

03.
Xen

04.
Sad Bitch

05.
Sisters

06.
Slit Thru

07.
Failed

08.
Family Violence

09.
Thievery

10.
Lonely Thugg

11.
Fish

12.
Wound

13.
Bullet Chained

14.
Tongue

15.
Promise

16.
????? A

17.
????? B

Tracks 16 & 17 are bonus tracks of the digital deluxe edition aka “????? edition”. The track “????? A” features the tracks “Empath”, “Get Out The Fucking Car”, “Snatch” and “Vanity” from the limited vinyl edition while “????? B” is “Dog Crying At Its Owner’s Grave” from the same vinyl. iTunes has additionally the videos of “Thievery” and “Xen”.

 

Tracklist Bonus 10″ Vinyl:
A1.
Empath

A2.
Get In The Fucking Car

A3.
Snatch

A4.
Vanity

B1.
Dog Crying At Its Owners Grave

This 10″ is bonus of the limited vinyl edition.

 

Tracklist Rough Trade Bonus Disc:
a 25 minute mix of various tracks, essentially an Arca DJ set.

This bonus CD is exclusive to Rough Trade. See buy links.

 

Tracklist Japanese Edition:
01.
Now You Know

02.
Held Apart

03.
Xen

04.
Sad Bitch

05.
Sisters

06.
Slit Thru

07.
Failed

08.
Family Violence

09.
Thievery

10.
Lonely Thugg

11.
Fish

12.
Wound

13.
Bullet Chained

14.
Tongue

15.
Promise

16.
Boyfriend

Track 16 is bonus track for Japan

 

Tracklist Japanese “?????” Edition:
01.
Now You Know

02.
Held Apart

03.
Xen

04.
Sad Bitch

05.
Sisters

06.
Slit Thru

07.
Failed

08.
Family Violence

09.
Thievery

10.
Lonely Thugg

11.
Fish

12.
Wound

13.
Bullet Chained

14.
Tongue

15.
Promise

16.
Boyfriend

17.
????? A

18.
????? B

Track 16 is Japanese bonus track (like on the first Japan edition). Tracks 17 & 17 are bonus tracks of the reissue CD like the digital deluxe edition of the name “????? edition”. The track “????? A” features the tracks “Empath”, “Get Out The Fucking Car”, “Snatch” and “Vanity” from the limited vinyl edition while “????? B” is “Dog Crying At Its Owner’s Grave” from the same vinyl.

 

Press Info (English):
Xen is the latest in a line of uncompromising, forward-thinking releases from the 24 year old Venezuelan artist – aka Alejandro Ghersi – who first started turning heads with his Baron Libre, Stretch 1 and Stretch 2 EPs in 2012, before further wowing with his work on FKA twigs’s EP1 (and then subsequent work this year’s LP1), Kanye West’s Yeezus and his own blistering &&&&& mixtape the following year.

Xen will be available on CD, LP, limited LP edition with bonus 10″ and download, and features stunning artwork from long time Arca visual collaborator Jesse Kanda. A limited edition vinyl format will also be available. Limited to just 500 copies, this special format will be hand-numbered and sealed in black PVC and will also include a bonus 10” record of unreleased Arca material that won’t be available anywhere else, continuing Arca’s tradition of producing highly sought-after vinyl recordings (the recent vinyl version of his &&&&& mixtape sold out within days of going on sale).

Meanwhile, Arca is set to perform a series of North American dates later this month. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, with UK and European shows due to be announced later this year.

 

Press Info (German):
Arca enthüllt erste Details seines langerwarteten Debütalbums. Xen erscheint am 31.10.2014 auf Mute. „Thievery“, ein erstes Stück daraus, ist hier zu hören (siehe unter “Listen”).

Xen erscheint auf CD, LP und Download. Das Cover-Artwork stammt aus der Feder Jesse Kanda, der seit langem bereits mit Arca auf visueller Ebene kollaboriert. Zudem wird es eine auf 500 Stück limitierte, handsignierte und in schwarzes PVC gehüllte Vinyl-Edition geben, die eine weitere 10-Inch mit exklusivem Material enthält – ganz in der Tradition Arcas, seinen Releases weitere Sammlerstücke zu r Seite zu stellen. (die aktuelle Vinylversion seines &&&&-Mixtapes war in wenigen Tagen ausverkauft).

Xen ist die jüngste einer Reihe von kompromisslosen Veröffentlichungen des erst 24-jährigen venezolanischen Künstlers – bürgerlich Alejandro Ghersi – der 2012 mit den EPs Baron Libre, Stretch 1 und Stretch 2 auf sich aufmerksam machte, bevor er mit seiner Arbeit für FKA twigs EP1 (und nachfolgend ihres diesjährigen Albums) und Kanye Wests Yeezus weiter staunen machte. Sein eigenes Mixtape &&&& nicht zu erwähnen.

Zunächst steht eine Reihe von Livedaten in Nordamerika an, die Tickets sind bereits im Vorverkauf. Daten in Europa werden zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt folgen.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Listen:
@ 7Digital

 

Videos:
“Thievery”

“Now You Know”

“Xen”

 

Special:
“&&&&&”

 

Recommendation:
free download of performance “Sheep”

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Rdio
Spotify
more soon

 

Buy CD:
Rough Trade (incl. Bonus CD)
Boomkat
Bleep
Norman Records
WOM
Amazon UK
Amazon GER
Amazon FR
Amazon ES
Amazon US
Insound
WOM
Dussmann
Juno
more soon

 

Buy CD Japan Edition:
Amazon JP
Tower Records JP
HMV JP
more soon

 

Buy CD Japan “?????” Edition:
Amazon JP
Tower Records JP
HMV JP
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Rough Trade (incl. Bonus CD)
Boomkat
Bleep
Norman Records
WOM
Amazon GER
Amazon FR
Amazon ES
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Insound
WOM
HHV
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Limited Vinyl:
Rough Trade (incl. Bonus CD)
Boomkat
Bleep
Norman Records
Amazon FR
WOM
HHV
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
Bleep
7Digital
Amazon
JunoDownload
Google Play
Beatport
more soon

 

Buy Digital ????? Edition:
iTunes
Bleep
JunoDownload
Google Play
more soon

 

Websites:
Arca
Arca @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

© Photo by Daniel Sannwald
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