In an interview posted Sunday by Garage Magazine, Alejandra Ghersi (Arca) announced her fourth studio album, KiCk i. The announcement did not come with a release date, label for release or accompanying tracklist. She says of the album, “There was a clear intention to allow every self to express itself. Not to decide how much air time each self would get, but to allow for modulation between them in a spontaneous way. There is no such thing as normal.”
Recently, Ghersi shared a 62-minute single “@@@@@,” which may as well have been an album in its own right. “@@@@@” was a concept piece about an alien transmission coming in from a dystopian radio signal. Last year, in late 2019, Ghersi had a four-day residency at The Shed in NYC, which featured a surprise appearance from Björk. Recently, Björk, who is like a mentor figure to Ghersi, said of the Venezuelan producer, “She has the courage to embrace all different moods and situations. Fragile mornings, intense work focuses, sweaty [nights out at the club]. We are both firm believers of never doing the same thing twice. Each experience has been completely different.”
You can revisit “@@@@@” below in anticipation of our first listen to KiCk i.