Frequently Asked Questions
Spleen Arcana's second album should be released in 2012.
Unfortunately no. Spleen Arcana is currently a studio project but the idea of playing live is definitely not abandoned. Songs like "A Kind Of Heaven" or "Tears Are Made To Flow" have already been played live in the past by previous incarnations of the project, these songs sounded quite different at that time.
The word spleen comes from the Greek splen. In Latin its name is lien. In French, spleen refers to a state of pensive sadness or melancholy. It has been popularized by the poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) but was already used before, in particular in the Romantic literature (18th century). The connection between spleen (the organ) and melancholy (the temperament) comes from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks. One of the humours (body fluid) was the black bile, secreted by the spleen organ and associated with melancholy – Wikipedia
[spli:n], n 5. (Psychology) Archaic another word for melancholy
(är-knm), n. pl. ar·ca·na (-n) or ar·ca·nums 1. A deep secret; a mystery. 2. often arcana Specialized knowledge or detail that is mysterious to the average person 3. A secret essence or remedy; an elixir.