Through the Ages

by The Arches

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Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber I was almost sure that Nina Blade is - like Murphy Spark - just one of the proper names inside of Mark L. Swanson's multiple personality, but since she's credited explicitly as co-writer of three songs on this EP, my theory is starting to crumble... or maybe it's evidence that his personality is in the process of giving birth to several real autonomous persons. Who knows... it's just one of the numerous elementary riddles mankind still has to solve... Favorite track: The Bell Tower.


Through the Ages, our world has experienced sadness, disease, war, miracles, beauty and death for all of us. It’s a delicate miracle of love, joy, hope, and faith that brings us to the next day. Mixed with technology, engineering and perseverance -living sculpture can manifest in architecture that gets passed down from one generation to the next. Go out and enjoy it! Enjoy every day on this planet and be good to each other.
Peace and love,
The Arches


released April 21, 2019

The Arches are:

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

Special Guests:
Paige Kelly - Vocal on "To the Beat"
Hartford Memorial Strings -on "It's Like This"

From Admiral Leonard's Royal Orchestra:
Ralph Gerhy - Trombone on "Lilies Grow Here & Matters of Style"
Johnny Kahn - Trumpet on "The First Step" & "Matters of Style"
Captain Bob - Tuba on "The Bell Tower"

Album cover concept by MLS
Sketch of Notre Dame on site by MLS
Mixed & Mastered at Swany River Studios
All songs written & arranged by Mark L Swanson (Murphy Spark)
except Rock Anthem, The Bell Tower & The First Step by Murphy Spark and Nina Blade
Swany River Productions, LLC


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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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