Little did his audience know that the producer was priming them for the bulk of the content of his third LP, which was set to be titled Reverie but has ultimately arrived eponymously. Singles "Piel" and "Anoche," which arrived in advance of the album, were further evidence that Ghersi has continued to stray from the beloved chaos of previous full-length outings. That these two tracks kick off the proceedings is a daring statement, immediately broadcasting the producer's choice to feature his own gorgeously fragile vocals.
"Saunter" and "Urchin," which follow the two singles, break their pattern slightly by turning the focus back toward fractured electronics, yet they maintain a solemn sensibility that pervades as "Reverie" enters with Ghersi's enchanting vocals out front once more. This back-and-forth is carried along throughout Arca, demonstrating that Ghersi hasn't lost his fondness for tempered electronic cacophony (see "Castration" and "Whip"), but has expanded his palette, to mind-bendingly gorgeous results. (XL)