The Light Beyond The Shades review on Progressor

September 25, 2015

"I'd suspect those who enjoy the mellower material by Camel to be a key audience for this album" - Progressor A late but very nice review of The Light Beyond The Shades can be read on Progressor right here: http://www.progressor.net/review/spleen_arcana_2014.html Thanks for the kind words!! By the way, The Light Beyond The Shades is still […]

The Light Beyond The Shades review on DPRP

March 29, 2015

[Memento Mori] comprises a series of twists and turns in the tone and style of the instrumentation ranging from King Crimson jazziness to Floydian sublimity before it returns to the driving bass and synths, with a touch of Tubular Bells emerging towards the conclusion. DPRP website just published a nice review by Alison Henderson of […]

The Light Beyond The Shades review on Background Magazine

February 8, 2015

"Memento Mori is an epic piece with many musical moods. During the 24 minutes the song lasts you never get the feeling it's way too long. Mr. Gaullier manages to keep you focused all the time. Sometimes by using fine Mellotron parts, other times by playing a tasteful guitar solo" An excerpt from a nice […]

Chronique de The Light Beyond The Shades sur Rock Prog Etc

January 31, 2015

"Et The Light Beyond The Shades devient dès lors savoureux pour qui goûte la puissance alambiquée d’un progressif fiévreux et sans complexes, évoquant certes Oldfield mais aussi, par ses aspects plus durs mais non moins audacieux, le Yes de Relayer." Extrait de la chronique de The Light Beyond The Shades par Frédéric Delâge (auteur notamment […]

Spleen Arcana on The Closet Concert Arena

January 21, 2015

"Julien's vocals are haunting, not just in this song but across the entire Spleen Arcana library, and Marie is the perfect complement to fill the spaces in the background. Everything works here--but you better be prepared for a long trip. So many mood swings and tempo changes you will feel like Cirque du Soleil set up […]

The Light Beyond The Shades review in Teraz Rock magazine

December 8, 2014

Teraz Rock, the Polish rock magazine, published a nice review of The Light Beyond The Shades in this month's issue (December 2014) I don't read Polish but I see references to Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Marillion which can't be bad I guess! Remember that you can get my music in Poland from Lynx Music! Thanks!

Chronique de The Light Beyond The Shades sur Profil

November 16, 2014

Extrait : "L’album débute avec « Erin Shores » et son introduction qui démontre son intérêt pour le folklore écossais. Le chant de Julien est calme et mélancolique toutefois les moments musicaux ne suivent pas toujours cette atmosphère. La guitare peut être déchirante avec de temps à autre des incursions de mellotron très à propos." […]

The Light Beyond The Shades review on Prog Rock Music Talk

August 8, 2014

"Spleen Arcana’s The Light Beyond the Shades is a rich and rewarding album. It is the type of work that is made by a true artist. The love and passion put into the music is clear and it is what makes The Light Beyond the Shades sure a joy to listen to." Prog Rock Music Talk […]

The Light Beyond The Shades review on Progshine

July 29, 2014

"If you’re one of those listeners that love the 70’s and grew up listening to those but also like to know what’s going on right now The Light Beyond The Shades (2014) is your album, you can buy it with no fear. On top of that I think this is a great format for an […]

Chronique de The Light Beyond The Shades sur Chromatique

July 20, 2014

« Memento Mori » et ses vingt-quatre minutes se chargent de clore le reaps et là, c’est un vrai cocktail de saveurs qui explosent tant les influences se bousculent allègrement. Du metal à l’oriental, du complexe au sempiternel refrain / couplet, il y en a pour tout le monde. Si, en plus, on vous dit […]

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