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You'll need over an hour to listen to Arca's new track "@@@@@"

20 February 2020, 11:52 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Arca has debuted a 62-minute single titled "@@@@@" via Diva Experimental FM, a collaboration with NTS Radio.

"@@@@@" is Arca's first new music since her 2017 self-titled album.

In a statement to go alongside the new track, Arca says it's "a transmission broadcasted into this world from a speculative fictional universe in which the fundamentally analogue format of FM pirate radio remains one of few means to escape authoritarian surveillance powered by a hostage sentience gestated by a post-singularity AI."

Arca adds, "The host of the show, known as DIVA EXPERIMENTAL lives across multiple bodies in space in virtue of her persecution - in order to kill her, one would first have to find all of her bodies. The bodies that host her carry fetishes for the paralinguistic, breaking the fourth wall and nurturing a mutant faith in love in the face of fear."

It's also no coincidence that the new track is a reminder of 2013's "&&&&&". Arca says they are both "kindred in that they are each a musical quanta, constituted by morphing sonic quantums."

Last year, Arca contributed vocal processing and synth programming to FKA Twigs' Future collaboration "Holy Terrain".

Arca's 62-minute single "@@@@@" is out now.
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