Just about everything about The Light Beyond the Shades is either a refinement or a marked improvement over Spleen Arcana’s previous record. The three compositions are loaded with all kinds of vintage sounds from Hammond Organ, Minimoog, Solina, Fender Rhodes and the already mentioned Mellotron. The five year gap has certainly been put to good use. Fans of symphonic prog will find a lot here to enjoy and appreciate. Highly recommended.