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.”