Big Balloon

by The Arches

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Sven B. Schreiber Almost a month has passed since the last Arches album, and I was already wondering if they'll ever be back... well, so everything's OK now, the new release is out, and the next burning question was what kind of far out musical surprises they would have prepared for us this time. So this time "The Arches" explore trip hop fields, but in their own peculiar way, of course. The first six tracks have some vocals and lots of synths and samples, constituting sort of a coherent electro-suite, but the album returns to trademark guitar riffs at the glorious end. Once again I'm stunned and overwhelmed by the simplicity of perfection - or perfection of simplicity - in the songs of this unusual music manufactory. Favorite track: Sober.
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Never Stop / Sample Deep / Floating on the Air
Above everything / You Care / Imagine if you will
Your soul journey / On Lapping Waves / Like Tossed Salad
In a Drifting Basket / Your Shore Awaits

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released February 28, 2018

The Arches are:

Murphy Spark- Lead Guitar, Bass
Nova Williams - Rhythm Guitar
Jessica Fury – Drum Kit, Samples
Nina Blade – Piano, Synth, Bass, & Samples

Special Guests:
John W. Hartford Memorial Strings
Joe Smalls - Bass on "Take You There"
Jennifer Atkins - Vocal on "Take You There"
P. Kellie - Vocal on "Sober"
Elizabeth Aimes - Vocal on "Drift Away Lies" & "Ahhh" Vocal on "Uber Balloon"
Ben Simmons - Vocals on "You are the Ocean"


Mixed– by the band at Swany River Studios
Album cover photo by gingersnapsbackphotography.com
Album cover concept by MLS
All songs & arrangements by Mark L Swanson

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The Arches Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Arches are a Minneapolis Instrumental band spreading love and kindness around the world. Our songs are simple sketches of studio performances.

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Track Name: Take You There
Can I Take You There?
Let's Get It
ohhhhhh yeaaa

ohhhhh hey hey

Can I Take You There?
Let's Get It
ohhhhhh yeaaa

ohhhhh hey hey

Can I Take You There?
Let's Get It
ohhhhhh yeaaa

ohhhhh hey hey
Track Name: Sober
A, A, A, O, A, O, I, A
A, A, A, O, A, O, I, A
I'm Sober
I'm Sober

A, A, A, O, A, O, I, A
A, A, A, O, A, O, I, A
I'm Sober
I'm Sober
Track Name: Drift Away Lies
Just wanted to say goodbye
Don't want to tell lies


Well you said no more
you broke my heart
its like there is no way back

Well you said no more
you broke my heart
its like there is no way back

Don't you have to tell me lies?
Don't you have to tell me lies?
Don't you have to tell me
Don't you have to tel me
Don't you have to tell me, tell me lies?

Some say lies
Some tell lies

Well you said no more
you broke my heart
its like there is no way back

Don't you have to tell me lies?
Don't you have to tell me lies?
Don't you have to tell me
Don't you have to tel me
Don't you have to tell me, tell me lies?
Track Name: Landing on Water
What's that sound?

It's the waves.

What's that sound?

It's the waves.

What's that sound?

It's the waves.

What's that sound?

It's the waves.