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    Posted: February 11 2008 at 10:15
Hi!

I decided to talk about my musical project called Spleen Arcana. As I said to Angelo, I hope that it fits this board even if my music is not technical (the old debate, does music has to be technical to be prog? ;))

Band name: Spleen Arcana

Nationality: France

Prog genre:
So hard to say... Progressive rock without being technical as I said... Modern prog maybe, even if there's some vintage sounds like Mellotron, hammond or minimoog... Long songs (10 mn) with a lot of changes and some atmospheric parts.

Website: http://www.spleenarcana.com/

Link to download a complete song: http://www.spleenarcana.com/music/
(direct link here)

Members: It's quite simple as it consists of a friend (David) playing the drums and myself playing the other instruments (guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion and vocals).

I work actually on the first album which will be self-produced and recorded at home. "Trample on Me" is the first song from this upcoming album. All the instruments have been recorded actually and I'm recording vocals.

This project is probably not as progressive as the usual suggestions here but I can't really judge by myself, I'm too much inside it if you know what I mean. Anyway, you'll tell me and the topic will be moved if it's "just" prog-related.

Anyway, thanks for listeing :)



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Wow this is very good!  Sure, it's not technically complex, but it has a certain flavor to it that I really like.  The gurgling/rumbling at the beginning of Trample on Me is very cool, I really like those sounds.  The music itself is nicely produced and worth listening to.  Thumbs%20Up






Edited by asimplemistake - February 11 2008 at 16:53
www.myspace.com/DanCaputo(My Music)
Also check out the Unsigned Bands section.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2008 at 16:55
My firm is called Arcana, but it has nothing to do with spleens. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2008 at 04:22
Originally posted by asimplemistake

Wow this is very good!  Sure, it's not technically complex, but it has a certain flavor to it that I really like.  The gurgling/rumbling at the beginning of Trample on Me is very cool, I really like those sounds.  The music itself is nicely produced and worth listening to.  Thumbs%20Up


Thank you so much!! A lot of work behind it indeed... I hope that it can interest some people...

Slartibartfast > Strange coincidence :)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Angelo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2008 at 17:25
Ha - you found your way here! Well, given the first reactions, no need to worry.... Thumbs%20Up
Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2008 at 03:28
Originally posted by Angelo

Ha - you found your way here! Well, given the first reactions, no need to worry.... Thumbs%20Up


Thanks :) I had servor problems because of downloading, I had to change for a bigger one and now it's ok :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2008 at 13:10
Hi there!

My album is nearly finished! You can still download "Trample On Me" here: http://www.spleenarcana.com/audio/download/spleen_arcana_trample_on_me.mp3

And a new one, quite different, called "The Missing Piece" here: http://www.spleenarcana.com/audio/download/spleen_arcana_the_missing_piece.mp3

Or listen to them on streaming here: http://www.spleenarcana.com

The third other songs last 10 minutes and are more in the vein of  "Trample On Me".

Thanks for reading, thanks for listening ;)


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Sounds great! Tongue

Did you produce it yourself? The sound is very good!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2008 at 14:37
Originally posted by Carbon

Sounds great! Tongue

Did you produce it yourself? The sound is very good!



Thank you very much Tongue

I try to produce it myself ;) Actually I'm still working to improve the sound as mush as I can. I try to keep as musch as possible dynamics in the sound more than making the music too loud. It seems to be a choice to make today...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Angelo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2008 at 15:19
Quick question: will you be selling the album in a way that is compatible with what we consider a 'signed' band? If so - we might propose you for inclusion in the archives.

Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2008 at 16:22
Originally posted by Angelo

Quick question: will you be selling the album in a way that is compatible with what we consider a 'signed' band? If so - we might propose you for inclusion in the archives.



Hi Angelo!

Thank you very much for your interest!! If I read well the thread you linked, I'd reply yes to your question as seen as this first album will last 45 minutes, will be professionnally pressed (no cd-r) and will be sold on my website and some music websites. Do you think that there would be any possibility?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Angelo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2008 at 16:49
The decision is up to the genre teams - but if we can agree on an initial subgenre to be checked, they might shed their own light on this. I'll have another listen later this week to see what would be possible.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2008 at 17:31
Originally posted by Angelo

The decision is up to the genre teams - but if we can agree on an initial subgenre to be checked, they might shed their own light on this. I'll have another listen later this week to see what would be possible.


Ok, thank you very much! "Trample On Me", even if it's not the definitive mixing, is surely more representative of the other songs than "The Missing Piece" which is the "short acoustic quiet song" of the album ;) . I don't really know what genre it could be by the way, a bit of rock, alternative, prog...

I'll let you know here when the album will be available and on streaming on my website. Thanks again for your interest Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2008 at 18:50
well based on 'Trample on Me', we would certainly consider you for HeavyProg though we'd need to hear the album to be sure


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Hi there!

I bump my thread because my first album is available for free download here: http://www.spleenarcana.com/download/1 (128 kbps version)

A best quality version is available in the shop (http://www.spleenarcana.com/shop/) and the "physical" cd will be soon available.

The whole album can be heard here: http://www.reverbnation.com/spleenarcana

I hope you'll enjoy it :) Thanks!


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dude, im on the 3rd song right now and im loving this right now. seriously, this is sweet. your voice reminds me of peter hammill, anyone else find that?
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finished the album. excellent, keep up the good work!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2009 at 11:51
Hey!! Thank you so much!! Peter Hammill is one of my heroes! Tongue

Thank you for your interest!!

Did you vote for your favourite song on http://www.spleenarcana.com/ ?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Angelo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2009 at 12:37
I'll have another listen - and I guess this needs new attention from the Heavy Prog team as well.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2009 at 04:18
Hi!

Thanks for your interest :)

By the way, here is the artwork:

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