24-year-old Venezuelan recording artist, Arca, real name Alejandro Ghersi, is in-demand as ever after making a name for himself in 2013 with his production credits on Kanye West’s Yeezus. Of course I’ve also praised the producer for his work on early FKA Twigs material in 2012 where he also lent some of his signature uneasy production. Though Ghersi has issued a couple of full-length releases before; 2012's Stretch 2 for UNO and last year's &&&&& for Hippos In Tanks; Xen is being billed by Mute Records as his official debut album. It'll arrive on digital, CD and vinyl formats. Limited to 500 copies, the vinyl edition comes sealed in black PVC with a bonus 10-inch of exclusive material and will drop on November 3rd.
You can get a taste for Xen below via a stream of "Thievery”.