WED063​(​V) - VIII - XII [Darkwave​/​Postpunk​/​Gothrock]

by The Arch

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    140 gr Black vinyl in a gatefold cover with an 8 page 30 cm x 30 cm booklet insert, limited to 300 copies

    Tracks on the lp:
    Blood Crystals
    Yoga Noise
    Alien Ann
    Phantom Chase
    Joan's in Prison
    Cadaver Synod
    Tanglet Stones
    Cocks Populi

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Alien Ann 03:41
Black Drains 04:21
Yoga Noises 04:23
Cocks Populi 04:45
Dark Room 03:59
Enogold 02:42


The Arch - 12 times unknown.

You do not know The Arch and that's exactly their strength.
The band has a new album out "XII" and nobody knows that either. Four friends started to make music more than 30 years ago and today they are still friends who still make music, just for fun. Perhaps very naive but with a heart for music.

They are quite popular in Germany, England, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy. In England they are called "the best kept Belgian secret". In Belgium they are hardly known. A forest ranger, a video director, an art director and a booking agent, a strange combination that works. Their songs are dark, romantic and pure. New wave as it used to be but contemporary. The rhythm is slower, the topics are up to date. Yoga Noise about how unhealthy it is to live healthily, Dark Room about a life without light and how your senses feed your worst thoughts, Phantom Chase about the eternal search and pursuit of your archetype. Cadaver synod is again about the absurdity of religion, with the cooperation of Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon). And the music is sensual and passionate.

Our question to you: listen to the music and let it touch you. And don't tell anyone else.

Small anecdote: the album "XII" is the result of, again, a "naive" idea: let us make a song every month with only the first takes. And also make a video of each song. Sometimes it was difficult, even impossible and yet, it worked. Or ... how innocent ideas can lead to a good story.

One album, two formats, two different titles referring to the amount of songs on each carrier. 8 songs on the vinyl ("VIII"), all 12 songs on the cd ("XII")

Three years after "Fates" (2016) "XII" shows a band that has finally gotten mature, a band with a bright future that doesn't shun it's past.


released October 11, 2019

All songs by The arch:
Mr Pierre
Ian Lambert
Ivan DC


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