Arca: Soichiro

Electronic music artist Arca, aka Alejandro Ghersi—who’s done production for FKA Twigs (EP2), Björk (Vulnicura) and Kanye (Yeezus)—released his own debut LP Xen last November, dropping experimental sound collages that bloom with expressivity and a compulsion to move the body, regardless if there’s a beat to follow. Now he’s released the first track, “Soichiro,” off of his upcoming sophomore effort, titled Mutant. In contrast to the feverish, unsettling mood of the instrumental track that at times brushes with complete cacophony, the music video for “Soichiro” is simple and bewitching—a slim, muscular body slowly turning in blue light, with moments of intermittent darkness.