Kick ii, iii, iiii, iiiii

Arca

Kick ii, iii, iiii, iiiii

47 songs and 145 minutes of music from the London-based Venezuelan electronic producer Alejandra Ghersi Rodriguez includes appearances from Shirley Manson and Ryuichi Sakamoto

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
XL
UK Release date
03/12/2021
US Release date
03/12/2021
  1. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Although her personality is present as an indelible mark, Arca's color palette offers so many facets that one is often overwhelmed by all the creativity
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  2. 9.0 |   The Music

    Entering the KiCk universe is sure to reward many listeners
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    A complex calling card from a singular artist
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  4. 8.0 |   Crack

    Side-by-side with the first record, KICK ii, KicK iii, kick iiii and kiCK iiiii stitch together a fearless image of a new world order – and Arca is leading the charge
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Over 12 frantic songs, and a flurry of adjacent albums, the electronic innovator truly comes into her own
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Four new albums of extravagantly warped electronics offer listeners a lot to take in – and her most pop-focused music to date
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    With four new works, the Venezuelan producer delivers a pentalogy that can mesmerise and terrify
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    The fourth volume of the producer's Kick series concentrates on her music's hyperreal sensuality and vulnerability
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    The Venezuelan producer explores her upbringing and spiritual worldview with this boundary-busting new collection
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    As a fully-formed whole, KICK is vibrant if not somewhat scattered. As a jumping-off point for more fractal-like expansions, though, it is explosive, with potential only really conceivable to Arca herself
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  11. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A data dump of this size could be read as a declaration of musical mastery, but Kick’s power only grows in its occasional crudeness. It’s an unpolished outpouring of feeling that resists cohesion at every step
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The transgressive icon wraps up her Kick quintet in typically enigmatic style with some highly collaborative and enormously creative new sounds
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  13. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    With the KICK universe now complete, there’s no telling where Arca will go next. She’ll probably head where we don’t expect her. But before bets are hedged, let’s stay within the confines of the five-part anthology for a while and explore its every nook and cranny
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  14. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Arca’s ambitious musical cycle concludes with four albums spanning reggaeton, club experiments, and tender synth lullabies. It’s a slippery, unwieldy, mind-bending collection of sound design that drives home the ur-theme of all her music: transformation
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  15. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    They all work together to support the vision of Arca, whose voice cracks, malfunctions, and explores the flux of its existence in tandem with the music
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  16. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    It expands upon her longtime idiosyncrasies, and could prove a fascinating direction on future projects. If only she consistently sounded so profound
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  17. 6.0 |   The FT

    The electronic-music producer showcases an acute ear for computerised textures across four albums
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  18. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It can be pretty disquieting, and not just because of the relentlessly shrill and penetrating high frequencies deployed throughout
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