Xen is the debut studio album by Venezuelan electronic musician Arcareleased on 4 November through Mute Records. The title of the album is a reference to Ghersi's "feminine spirit" as portrayed in the album artwork and videos.
According to the artist, Boubou Bou - Tiburk* - Earthquake designer Jesse Kanda asked "if I had a girl's name when I was a kid, I told him that I have this image in my head when I listen to a song of mine that I really love or that I feel happy with.
I move really slowly in a very effeminate way [and] close my eyes and I see this naked being who exists in front of an audience. Everyone is simultaneously attracted to it and repulsed". Upon reflection she felt that "Those were all projections of my psyche; of how I viewed my own sexuality and how I engaged with people through the lens of sensuality.
Xen is an 'it'. I lean towards calling Xen 'her' in response to the fact that society historically leans towards men having more power. Me calling Xen 'her' is an equalisation of that. Ghersi noted that the song-titles have little meaning except for "Failed" which was written about her boyfriend Daniel Sannwald. At Metacriticwhich assigns Travelling Riverside Blues - Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of Bullet Chained - Arca - Xen , based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Pitchfork stated: "Taken as a whole, it is an album about unstable unities, things that cannot easily hold together, wholes breaking to pieces and being put back together again in new and unfamiliar shapes.
Still, Bullet Chained - Arca - Xen hardly lacking in ideas. All tracks are written by Alejandra Ghersi. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Electronic  experimental . Retrieved 7 December Retrieved 6 March Retrieved 7 August The Fader. Retrieved 28 March Retrieved 19 December Bullet Chained - Arca - Xen of Sound.
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