*the steady beat, melodic bass-line and dynamic diversity delivered by the multiple vocal performances of ‘VICTORIA’. From the well balanced production and creative compositional arrangements, to the authentic vocal, fans of Arhkota, as well as those who appreciate new and creative music ,will definitely want to hear this album.(wokechimp)
*Victoria is a catchy beat heavy tune that is full of funky drums and huge harmonised vocal lines that bring back memories of John Frusciante's early-mid 2000s solo work. It develops in a way which feels less overtly proggy than previous tracks, but it still isn't a traditional pop music structure.(Words in the Earth 03/23/21)
*Victoria,Hypnotic vocal layers meander across the top of a dreamy, organic soundscape for this intimate and adoring new single from Arhkota.
Introducing the sound of the act in a bold and live-band manner, the song rises up from simple and fairly raw beginnings, through an electronically crafted arena of detail; including fragments of voice that rain down amidst the rhythm and provoke of the concept.
The melody switches gears halfway through, an unexpected break away, as hints of retro spoken-word flicker in and out of the mix.
The completed production is a little like shoegaze, but with an electronic, trip-hop-esque complexity as things build. And in the same instance, the song-writing slowly but surely connects – another unexpected quality, and an ode to a mother.
By the time the final fifth swings into view, these male and female voices are repeating the title concept in such a consuming way, that you can’t help but be swept away by it.(by R.Cullen for Stereo Stickman 03/23/21)
I Remember you everyday,
Every Year, Every month,
You're in my memory, in my soul.
When I Wake up!.
I open just one eye,
I looked at You Combing your hair, in the mirror,
Signing a song
Pretty and Soft,Pretty and Soft...
My First Women in my life, Victoria.
Love you Forever, Mom.
On Tune and Soft.
from Arhkota 'Dreamy Hamilton'(Album 2021),
released May 7, 2021
Vocals,Lyrics by Argel Cota.
Backing Vocals by Lubna Maher.
Music by Arhkota.
Design by Ruben Tamayo.
Picture cover by Lilly Aycud.
Record Label: Static Discos. (STA115)
Argel Cota/Arhkota is one of the most vibrant,versatile drummers in the alternative scene in Southern California and has
gained respect in Latin America and Europe. He just finished recording his second solo album called Dreamy Hamilton released by Static Discos/The Orchard.Feat: Lubna Maher guest singer of “Tricky”( best known as one of pioneers of TripHop and founding member of Massive Attack)....more