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    Posted: October 06 2009 at 14:37
Originally posted by Anaon

Originally posted by J-Man

Thanks for sharing this! I got the album, and I have been very impressed! Definitely a 3 or 4 star album, and I definitely hope to see some more from you in the futureSmile

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Hey thank you so much!! I truly appreciate!! Feel free to join my newsletter to b kept informed :
http://www.spleenarcana.com/newsletter-subscription/

I hope you'll enjoy the second album Wink


A second album?Shocked I'm set thenTongue

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Well, I have to record this second album... Wink
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Originally posted by Anaon

Tongue

Well, I have to record this second album... Wink

I just listened to Trample on Me (I actually plan on buying your album off Itunes once I have some dough to throw around), and I was wondering if  you've contemplated the usage of growls or yells in any of your music?It just seems that your musical style opens up a lot of different vocal options in some of your songs, and I really think that the addition of some Arkfeldt-esque growls might add an extra dimension to your music. Many times it seems like a song is about to explode into a kind of Extreme Metal frenzy but immediately calms down. That's just my 2 cents 
 
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Thanks a lot for your interest!!

To be honest, I don't really know where I'm going LOL I mean that it's not planned... I listen to a lot of music, including extreme music and I really like to add various elements from different styles, it can happen...

Did you listen to A Picture Of Two Lovers In The Mist? I would be curious to know if what happens at the middle of the song is a bit like what you are talking about?
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Originally posted by Anaon

Thanks a lot for your interest!!

To be honest, I don't really know where I'm going LOL I mean that it's not planned... I listen to a lot of music, including extreme music and I really like to add various elements from different styles, it can happen...

Did you listen to A Picture Of Two Lovers In The Mist? I would be curious to know if what happens at the middle of the song is a bit like what you are talking about?

Yea, after listening to your myspace, it seems that "A Picture Of Two Lovers In The Mist" and "Trample On Me" have a lot of room for innovation. But I mean don't really take my words too seriously, I'm not exactly a musical genius and your creative capacities are most likely far greater than mine. 
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Well, it's still interesting, I like to hear suggestions, ideas... It's good :)
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Hi!

Some news for this thread as I forgot to share here my new little tune called The Platypus available (download & streaming) here : http://spleenarcana.bandcamp.com/track/the-platypus

It's not an epic one but it was fun to record this one nonetheless Wink

And the great thing is a review in february Classic Prog magazine :
http://www.spleenarcana.com/reviews/review-in-classic-rock-presents-prog-magazine/

I'm currently working on my second album by the way Smile



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Hello, Julien! Nice to see you here! LOL

Now listening to Platypus ... heavily and darkly illuminated sounds like lethal venom in spurs ... a wonderful song. Cool
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Originally posted by DamoXt7942

Hello, Julien! Nice to see you here! LOL

Now listening to Platypus ... heavily and darkly illuminated sounds like lethal venom in spurs ... a wonderful song. Cool


Hey thank you very much DamoXt7942

I'm really glad you like it, feel free to share it Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2010 at 09:22
Hello there!

Some news in Spleen Arcana's world as I'm working on my second album. I posted some small studio diary videos on Spleen Arcana's Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spleen-Arcana/25679492887

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Hi!

Working hard on my second album, I'm thinking of its upcoming release and I need your opinion here :

It's keyboards recording time here, I feel there's a lot more keyboards than on the first album, I don't know if it's a reality, but from here, it looks like it...

Thank you very much Wink
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Hi there!

Some news from SA towers : Drums are recorded for album II Tongue it was quite epic to record them as we only had 3/4 days but we did it Smile

Here is a small video about the recording sessions :


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Hi everyone and happy new year to all!

A new year means a new song for Spleen Arcana Wink I just released a brand new track yesterday available for download at Bandcamphttp://spleenarcana.bandcamp.com/track/erin-shores-part-one



And here is the "homemade" clip :

I hope you'll enjoy this new song which will be on my upcoming second album.

Do you think I can open a thread about it in the News/Press Releases forum?

Many thanks Wink
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Hi everyone!

Some news about the recording process... which goes pretty well these days! I'm working on vocals and I'm nearly done! Less vocals parts and more instrumental moments on this album actually Wink
More vintage keyboards and fuzz bass as well LOL

I still need to find a title and the artwork for the album but I already have some ideas.

By the way my first album is available for 1 until Sunday in my store (or for free by joining the mailing list!) : http://spleenarcana.bandcamp.com/album/the-field-where-she-died

More to come soon...

Thanks Wink
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Hi Proggers! Wink

A quick note to share with you Spleen Arcana's Patreon page here : http://www.patreon.com/spleenarcana

Patreon is a new and exciting project that allow independent musicians to release their music on a regular basis and fans to support them! It's a bit like Kickstarter but for lighter regular projects like songs... Hope you'll enjoy the concept and the new music to come! The first song I'll release on Patreon will be a song from the upcoming Spleen Arcana's second album. Thanks Wink 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2014 at 07:58
Hi there!!

Spleen Arcana's new album nearly ready to be released!! Tongue

I thought it'd be great to have some reviews here first but I don't really know how? Maybe sending a promo link to reviewers of my first album?

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^ Why not.
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anaon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2014 at 14:39
Who will be the first reviewer? http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=44536

Suspense Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote avenger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2014 at 08:31
Just chiming in on this album...

I know it's hard to get our independent productions to be heard..and then it's even a gift if anyone listens more than once and really gets the music....

So far I have three on that list...JHimm, Salt in Spirit, and Spleen A.

This album is very good. I have listened to it all every day for over a week...I get that same craving to hear it as I do a Transatlantic or Flower kings album....that's a good sign to me. 

The songs are epic. Well played and wonderfully arranged. Great retro prog honoring of classic sounds...trons, moogs, ARPs, rickenbacer(sounding) bass....etc...juicy stuff. 
Special note to use of the mellotron....just amazing...my favorite aspect of this album.

The long epic Memento...never loses me...I look forward to each transition and part. Which is the key to pulling off an epic long song...maintaining interest...Spleen does. 

Genesis, King C, Pink F, Yes...all flavors included...but never copied.  

I really dig this album.. Buying it. Support the cause!!

Peace 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote avenger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2014 at 08:20
Hey julien...just bought it on iTunes! Supporting the cause....love it. 
I've listened to it everyday for over a week.

Keep progggin' brother. 

The fisher king
----all the way from Texas. 
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