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REVIEW: Arca – ‘KiCk i’ (XL)

The first of a planned series of four albums, ‘KiCk i’ is the most ‘pop’ of all of Arca’s albums to date, yet retains the avant-garde cutting edge that has always made her music so compelling.

REVIEW: Björk – ‘Utopia’ (One Little Indian)

Björk’s flute-heavy ninth album ‘Utopia’ is one of her most enchanting and meditative to date.

REVIEW: Arca – ‘Arca’ (XL Recordings)

What has always made Arca’s music so unique is his ability to distort and take the listener on a mind-bending journey

REVIEW: Arca – ‘Mutant’ (Mute)

by Ed Biggs Venezuelan-born production wizkid Alejandro Ghersi dropped Xen, his much-hyped studio album as Arca, at almost exactly this point last year, and it was obvious immediately why the likes of Kanye West, Björk and FKA twigs had approached him to harness the fluid, futuristic post-R&B sound that has become his trademark. Here was somebody painting a startling, imaginative way forward for electronic music at a prodigiously young age, able

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REVIEW : Björk – ‘Vulnicura’ (One Little Indian)

by Ed Biggs From the release of her debut album in 1993, Icelandic chanteuse Björk has been responsible for some of the most unique and forward-thinking pop music of the last two decades, and even before that as a member of The Sugarcubes. Groundbreaking albums like Homogenic (1998) and Volta (2007) helped shape the musical landscapes of the years that followed. Her last album, 2011’s Biophilia, was billed as a

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