Arcana – Raspail – Vinyl

Band: Arcana

Label: Cyclic Law

Format: Vinyl

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Continuing with the vinyl re-issue of Arcana’s catalog, we proudly present for the first time on vinyl
their 6th album “Raspail”. Arcana’s approach to neo-classical and symphonic-ambient could well
be defined in the meaning of the word “Arcana” itself: specialized knowledge of something generally
considered a mystery or a secret. On their sixth album, Raspail, the powerfully moving music
of this Swedish quintet creates an atmosphere which weaves together lush elements familiar to
Arcana fans old and new. Mystery, silence and revealed secrets are interconnected within these
10 songs.

Comparisons to Dead Can Dance have been made, but it must be said that Arcana’s approach
picks up the tangent that DCD left behind and brings it to a new and fully realized place. Lush
electronics mix with acoustic guitar, serene piano and intricate oriental percussions. Warm vocals
return to the focus: a heavenly blend of baritone and soprano courtesy of Peter Bjärgö and Ann-
Mari Thim. In fact, never before has an Arcana album contained so many vocals giving Raspail an
emotional touch, a deeper thoughtfulness, a profound feeling of mysterious vision and a sense of

Standard Edition of 300 copies on black vinyl. 3mm Sleeve, printed inner sleeve, Matt Lamination.
10 Tracks, Running Time 36:28

GENRE: Neo Classical/Ethereal
BARCODE: 694536563391