Known/Learned is the third album from this thought provoking progressive band from Brisbane, Australia. It s a sprawling 2CD collection of themes and moments, captured between recurring characters. While never explicitly told in the traditional vein of the concept album , the imagery of Known/Learned depicts fragmented moments in the lives of a father and his daughter, their loss, their love, their journey. A bittersweet love song for life.
Arcane blends the technicality of progressive metal with the atmospheric intensity of bands like Tool and Anathema…
A seminary student, Giacomo Vigetti, is convicted by the Papal State of seducing a young girl. He is forced to flee and takes refuge with an excommunicated priest. Unfortunately, the priest was excommunicated for experimenting with the black arts. And soon Giacomo wishes they'd never met.
Arcane is the nom de clavier of Paul Lawler when producing astounding recreations of 1970s and 1980s Berlin School electronic music, with Tangerine Dream in their Baumann and Schmoelling eras as specific referents.
The music on this album is built from layers of self generative modular synth atmospheres, sequences, vintage Fx, and Drums, to musically mimic the self propelled nature of the Automaton.