♫♪  Arca - “Fluid Silhouettes”

We ❤ Arca. The Venezuelan producer’s most recent two releases — Stretch 2 and &&&&& — made our last couple year-end lists, and he has already started off 2014 with a bang, having just announced a vinyl release of &&&&& and now with this new track, “Fluid Silhouettes.” Here, Arca teams with visual artist Jesse Kanda, a frequent collaborator who was responsible for one of 2013’s more memorable videos, the Arca-produced FKA twigs track, “Water Me.” And no surprise, the partnership works incredibly well again, with Arca’s grotesque, fluid musical transformations finding visual accompaniment in Kanda’s liquid, mannerist figures and shapes, all designed to reflect the “experimental forms” of designer clothing store SSENSE’s Spring 2014 collections: the look and sound of digital androgyny, 2014.

Meanwhile, look for a new Arca album this year on Hippos in Tanks. (!!!!!)

• Arca: http://www.arca1000000.com
• Jesse Kanda: http://www.jessekanda.com
• SSENSE: http://www.ssense.com

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