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Arca Debuts New Music On NTS
Christian Eede , February 19th, 2020 21:02

The music will be released in full later this week via XL

Arca has debuted a new project titled '@@@@@' under the alias of DIVA EXPERIMENTAL as part of an NTS show aired this evening (February 19).

"@@@@@ is 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 says of the project.

She continues: "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 paralinguistics, breaking the fourth wall and nurturing a mutant faith in love in the face of fear."

The 62-minute-long single, which marks Arca's first full project since her self-titled 2017 album, will be released in full digitally this Friday (February 21) via XL. For now, you can listen to the NTS show here.

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