℗ 2014 Alejandro Ghersi under exclusive license to Mute Artists Limited
 

Xen

Arca

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1
Now You Know
Arca
3:58
2
Held Apart
Arca
1:20
3
Xen
Arca
3:18
4
Sad Bitch
Arca
1:55
5
Sisters
Arca
2:21
6
Slit Thru
Arca
2:12
7
Failed
Arca
3:40
8
Family Violence
Arca
2:13
9
Thievery
Arca
2:33
10
Lonely Thugg
Arca
2:56
11
Fish
Arca
2:07
12
Wound
Arca
2:09
13
Bullet Chained
Arca
2:51
14
Tongue
Arca
2:59
15
Promise
Arca
2:52
Total Playing Time    39:24
"So far, Arca is best known as a producer. He's already produced some of FKA twigs' best work, he's co-producing Björk's next album, and he had a hand in four songs on Kanye West's Yeezus. Despite his high profile collaborations, his excellent debut album Xen is doggedly experimental, perhaps the strangest music he's made."
- Pitchfork

Xen is the debut studio album by Venezuelan electronic musician Arca, released on 4 November 2014 through Mute Records. The album was recorded over a largely improvised six-month period in 2014.

The title of the album is a reference to Arca's "feminine spirit" as portrayed in the album artwork and videos. According to the artist, the designer Jesse Kanda asked "if I had a girl's name when I was a kid, I told him that I have this image in my head when I listen to a song of mine that I really love or that I feel happy with. I move really slowly in a very effeminate way [and] close my eyes and I see this naked being who exists in front of an audience. Everyone is simultaneously attracted to it and repulsed".
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