Swedish medieval-ambient/neoclassical band founded in 1994 and led by Peter Bjärgö. Debut album is 1996 "Dark Age Of Reason" on Cold Meat Industry. They are now releasing their works through Cyclic Law.

Line-up from 2002 to November 1st, 2014:
Peter Bjärgö, Ann-Mari Thim, Cecilia Bjärgö and Mattias Borgh
Line-up since November 2nd, 2014:
Peter Bjärgö


Arcana Discography Tracks


Arcana Dark Age Of Reason (Album) Cold Meat Industry Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
Arcana Cantar De Procella (Album) Cold Meat Industry Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
Arcana ...The Last Embrace (Album) Cold Meat Industry Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
Arcana Inner Pale Sun (Album) Cold Meat Industry Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
Arcana Le Serpent Rouge (Album) Erebus Odora Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
Arcana Raspail (Album) Kalinkaland Records Russia 2008 Sell This Version
Erebus 010 Arcana Un Passage Silencieux(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Erebus Odora Erebus 010 Sweden 2011 Sell This Version
Arcana As Bright As A Thousand Suns (Album) Cyclic Law Canada 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CMI.52 Arcana Lizabeth(CD, Maxi, Ltd) Cold Meat Industry CMI.52 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
CMI.74 Arcana Isabel(CD, Single, Ltd) Cold Meat Industry CMI.74 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
Arcana Body Of Sin (Single) Cold Meat Industry Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
45th Cycle Arcana Emerald(CD, EP, Ltd) Cyclic Law 45th Cycle Canada 2012 Sell This Version


Arcana The New Light (Comp) Cyclic Law, Erebus Odora Canada 2004 Sell This Version
27th Cycle Arcana The First Era 1996-2002(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album,) Cyclic Law 27th Cycle Canada 2010 Sell This Version
Arcana The Extra Songs Of Arcana (Comp) Not On Label (Arcana Self-Released) Sweden 2014
Arcana Petrichor (Comp) Cyclic Law Germany 2017 Sell This Version

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December 1, 2017
.303. really? You hear one neo-classical artist and you've heard 'em all huh? Chances are Peter Bjärgö was inspired by and influenced by some of the more dense and sombre Dead Can Dance tracks. So, what, fuxk him because his art didn't come out of a vacuum? If it was in fact listening to DCD that inspired his style, then he distilled and refined and condensed a certain mood that was only occasionally entertained by DCD. But it is just as likely that it was cinema soundtracks, obscure opera, even that stupid Midnight Syndicate project that sold Cd's out of Hot Topic could have inspired him to do "that...but better". Who cares? Arcana's music only echoes of ONE expression of "mood" invoked from the vast host of them commanded by Dead Can Dance.

The real problem with your insolent comment is that it disparages both groups of artists. It trivialises the staggering expanse of stylistic diversity that DCD masterfully orchestrates and fails to validate the ponderous depths of mood distinguishing the immersive soundscapes conjured by Bjärgö.

Whatever kindled the fire in Bjärgö to compose the music he does has no claims on the distinct aural sorcery of Arcana.


September 17, 2013
An insolent early DCD copycat (or continuator?), but still great.

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