Arca's sound is just about as oddball as they get, and the result is music that is as puzzling as it is fascinating. You might have heard some of Arca’s work: he helped produce five songs on this little album called Yeezus, and he produced a stunning track, “How’s That,” for UK electro-pop phenom Twigs. The Venezuelan producer studied music at NYU, where he honed his affinity for playfully subversive music. His releases for the burgeoning electronic label Uno NYC garnered the interest of one Kanye West, and Arca’s latest quirky mix, "&&&&&," where his booming influence on Yeezus becomes clear, is 25 minutes of mind-bending sound effects and shape-shifting thump.
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