Arca Unveils New Project ‘Madre’

    Arca has released a new four-track project titled Madre. The Venezuelan-born producer’s latest includes four variations on the same track, ‘Madre’, which is a collaboration with composer and Radiohead collaborator Oliver Coates. Listen to the project in full below.

    “I wrote ‘Madre’ years ago, and I did ‘Madreviolo’ playing the cello myself, before working with Oliver,” Arca explained in a statement. “After recording ‘Madreviolo’, I destroyed the cello I bought specifically for this. It had to be like a one-time thing for the version where I pitched up my vocal to castrati registers. But the original version with my unprocessed vocals, which felt a necessary version to share alongside Madreviolo needed an arrangement that I could envision but couldn’t hear. When I shared the acapella version with Oliver there was an insane resonance and chemistry; where he took it felt like the place I dreamed of but couldn’t reach without him.”

    Arca released her most recent full-length album KiCki last summer. Following her MUTANTS VOL. 2: RIOT compilation in September, she put out 100 new remixes of the album track ‘Riquiquí’ last month.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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