With a strong foothold on the diehard progressive rock/metal circuit worldwide as well as a dominant place at the top of Australia’s prog scene, ARCANE has signed with Sensory Records for the international release of their epic new double-disc conceptual masterpiece, Known/Learned.
Occupying a unique place in the Australian progressive music scene, ARCANE formed in 2006, and the following year issued their now out of print debut album, Ashes. Since, the band’s transcendental live performances have captivated fans across their home country, and their monumental recorded works draw in fans abroad. Their respectable success is largely to their immersive sound, and the vocals of Jim Grey, something that was immaculately portrayed in their 2009-released critically acclaimed, dark and enigmatic concept album Chronicles Of The Waking Dream, an album which has helped earn them an inimitable reputation as one of Australia’s premier progressive rock bands.
In 2013, ARCANE sanctioned Sam Vallen (Caligula's Horse) to produce their most massive album to date, a two-part conceptual masterpiece entitled Known/Learned, with two CDs totaling an immense two hours of music. The first movement, Known, delivers a more traditionally-oriented progressive rock performance, and the second, Learned, takes a lighter, more acoustic/folk inspired journey, both opuses forming one central storyline. The recordings were mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Mastering in Seattle, and the album’s cover art provided by Chris Stevenson-Mangos.