Arcana

Profile:
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
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Albums

CMI.43 Dark Age Of Reason — Arcana Arcana Dark Age Of Reason (Album) Cold Meat Industry CMI.43 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
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CMI.55 Cantar De Procella — Arcana Arcana Cantar De Procella (Album) Cold Meat Industry CMI.55 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
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CMI.79 ...The Last Embrace — Arcana Arcana ...The Last Embrace (Album) Cold Meat Industry CMI.79 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
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CMI121 Inner Pale Sun — Arcana Arcana Inner Pale Sun (Album) Cold Meat Industry CMI121 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
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none Le Serpent Rouge — Arcana Arcana Le Serpent Rouge (Album) Erebus Odora none Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
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KAL32 Raspail — Arcana Arcana Raspail (Album) Kalinkaland Records KAL32 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
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Erebus 010 Un Passage Silencieux — Arcana Arcana Un Passage Silencieux(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Erebus Odora Erebus 010 Sweden 2011 Sell This Version
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49th Cycle As Bright As A Thousand Suns — Arcana Arcana As Bright As A Thousand Suns (Album) Cyclic Law 49th Cycle Canada 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

CMI.52 Lizabeth — Arcana Arcana Lizabeth(CD, Maxi, Ltd) Cold Meat Industry CMI.52 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
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CMI.74 Isabel — Arcana Arcana Isabel(CD, Single, Ltd) Cold Meat Industry CMI.74 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
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CMI112 Body Of Sin — Arcana Arcana Body Of Sin (Single) Cold Meat Industry CMI112 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
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45th Cycle Emerald — Arcana Arcana Emerald(CD, EP, Ltd) Cyclic Law 45th Cycle Canada 2012 Sell This Version
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Compilations

10th Cycle, Erebus 005 The New Light — Arcana Arcana The New Light (Comp) Cyclic Law, Erebus Odora 10th Cycle, Erebus 005 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
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27th Cycle The First Era 1996-2002 — Arcana 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
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none The Extra Songs Of Arcana — Arcana Arcana The Extra Songs Of Arcana (Comp) Not On Label (Arcana Self-Released) none Sweden 2014
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104th Cycle Petrichor — Arcana Arcana Petrichor (Comp) Cyclic Law 104th Cycle Germany 2017 Sell This Version

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joseph213

joseph213

March 8, 2019
Shouldn't the The Hearts Of Shadow Gods Cold Meat Industries Compilation be listed here?
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.303.

.303.

January 14, 2018
Whoa... hold on people, why so serious? Loosen your glutes as they say in my country. You seem like members of an Arcana-cult or fanboys. Yes, maybe "insolent copycat" wasn't a fortunate expression, maybe "inspired by" or just "continuator" would have been better, but association with more sacred and dark early DCD from 80s is just too obvious, can't help. But still, I like the band, it's equally quality music.
lullabi

lullabi

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.
.303.

.303.

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