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The Arcane Insignia’s Cerebral New Acoustic Prog-Rock

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The Arcane Insignia is a new acoustic prog-rock duo from New York City.  Together, multi-instrumentalist composer and vocalist Lodrö Nyima and cellist Noah Heau have created a musically sophisticated and spiritually enlightened acoustic rock vibe.

Nyima and Heau first connected on Craigslist and bonded over their mutual appreciation for modern progressive rock bands like Opeth, Katatonia, and Tool, as well as the heavier prog-metal of Djent acts like The Contortionist and Periphery TesseracT. Their sound is an acoustic mix of cello, classical 7-string guitar, and percussion, paired with lyrical explorations of human nature. They are currently releasing their new album A Violent Whisper as a series of monthly single releases.

“Aurora” is the brand new single from The Arcane Insignia, released worldwide via all major streaming services on May 10, 2024. Lodrö and Noah open their track on their respective acoustic instruments, unadorned by effect or studio trickery. Relying solely on their own virtuosic talents, the pair weave a complex and emotionally nuanced musical tapestry. On the mic, Nyima offers a soulful soliloquy about dignity, perseverance, and aligning oneself with the higher forces of nature.

"The true purpose of Art isn't to embellish the ordinary to make it seem extraordinary, but to undress the ordinary so as to reveal its innate extraordinary nature."
Lodrö Nyima

Check out the “Aurora” music video below, which includes an introductory commentary from Lodrö. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Pop & Rock playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the band.

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