by The Arches

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Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber Oh, I almost forgot to get the latest "Arches" album. I was too busy chasing down the history of "echolyn" and its various spin-offs... Fortunately Robert Cameron grabbed it today, so it shifted back into my attention focus, before it would vanish into the abyss of my wishlist. Rachel Simmons' sleeve artwork (if there exists something like a "sleeve" for a digital download) is once again terrific, as is the music, which sounds pleasantly smooth, despite the usual distortion effects on the electric guitars. I'm starting to get into trouble when it comes to stating which one is my favorite album! Without any doubt this one is a candidate. Favorite track: Epic Journey.
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Robert Cameron hi, Rob Cameron here, I usually am not known for commenting online,but! I am a approaching 64 in July, and I have been a prog rock fan since it started I suppose. I have noticed my name being mentioned a couple of times and it was very kind of you Sven B Schreiber and it's seems we share a lot of the same taste in music which is cool and I will look forward to hearing and finding more incredible music in the future. cheers too you. bless you all. and peace.
l Favorite track: Epic Journey.


They came for the music box not knowing what story it told or the power it held. They gathered around it gazing at its intricate carved surface. Opening the small wooden box, a rotating disc rose and displayed little figurines; a queen, a fox, a group of travelers, at the base of a snowy mountain with a large stone Dvarapala statue guarding the entrance to the mountain. Rotating the winder until it stopped, they watched it rotate and play and it sounded something like this…

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Albert Einstein

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever."
Walt Disney

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.”
Audrey Hepburn


released April 29, 2018

The Arches are:

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

Special Guests:
John W. Hartford Memorial Strings

Album cover photo by

Mixed– by the band at Swany River Studios
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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