Don't Want to Rule the World

by The Arches

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Robert Cameron
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Robert Cameron lts good to be alive when you hear good music and this is brill! be happy love each other and please stop letting fools rise to power! x
Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber Another week - another album from "The Arches"... the purchase of their works is a nice custom I'm getting into! Well, I don't purchase every release, but of the most recent ten I've got seven - hmmm, I guess I'm developing kind of an addiction?! Well, nevermind... it's one of the most pleasant and least harmful addictions I can think of! Oh, great new album, by the way... Favorite track: OPUS 32a.


She wandered past the dumpster on the cobblestone alley, and was surrounded by graffiti brick walls on both sides. Kicking trash with her boots, she saw a glow from behind a rusty metal panel leaning against the brick wall at the end of the alley. The glow was pinkish with an undertone of brilliant white. Curious, she moved towards it. She reached behind the panel taking hold off the glowing object and she began humming an unfamiliar tune. The light from the object pulsed in her hand and suddenly she was in another world.

She had no idea what was happening but wasn't afraid. As she gazed upon her surroundings, she noticed the primitive forest floor beneath her feet. She ventured into the forest not knowing where it would lead her. A sense of survival instinct emerged as she adapted to her new environment. Like most unfamiliar territory, there was something sinister here and for now she would avoid it. Eventually she would face her forest monster and overcome her anxiety. She was fearless here. This mysterious, beautiful, dangerous forest was now her home.


released April 1, 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
Jason Pendelton - Trombone on "Get to the Bass"
Buff Zeller - bass player on "Get to the Bass"
Jimmy "Doc" Ryan - trumpet on "Get to the Bass"

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Mixed– by the band at Swany River Studios
All songs & arrangements by Mark L Swanson


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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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