Usually it’s easy enough to Google a new song. Not in this case.
Google search doesn’t respond well to using non-alphanumeric characters like punctuation marks and things like the “at symbol,” which, of course, is written as “@.”
Enter Arca, the artist-producer from Venezuela, who has just released a new song called “@@@@@.” Not exactly SEO-friendly, you know?
If you do find it, the track runs 62 minutes. The press release describes things as follows.
“@@@@@ is a transmission broadcasted [sic] 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. 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.”
A stream of the song will be available tomorrow. Arca is also going on tour, bringing her to Toronto on May 1 and Vancouver on May 10. Fans are hoping she’l break out the extended dance mix.