The third volume of Arca’s ‘Kick’ series - the extraordinary project by the Grammy-nominated Venezuelan electronic producer dropping multiple heavy-weight albums in rapid succession - delves deeper into dense, industrial pulses. Needle-pointed designs continue to edge with the ultra-pop of XL Records’s output, while advancing its rhythms in an unceasing exercise to redefine musicality at large. Like leading singles ‘Incendio’ or ‘Electra Rex’, KicK iii portrays the manic side of her production, putting a metallic veil over her more melodically-minded prequels but driving a thunderous impact throughs hypnotic soundscapes. Caught in the whirlwind of Arca’s data barrage, in the particularly dark and daring Kick iii, an energy of constant metamorphosis is pounded and jam-packed into an eruptive science-fiction.
6 Electra Rex
11 Intimate Flesh