The Arch
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The Arch


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A Strange Point Of You

Anything But Records 1988

The Messier Album

Antler-Subway 1990

Seconds And Centuries

Discordia 1995

In Sofa

Nova Tekk, Solar Plexus 1997

As Quiet As

Anything But Records 1986

Stay Lay

Antler-Subway 1989

The Only Thing

Antler-Subway 1991


Antler-Subway 1991

I Can't Live In A Living Room

No noise 2008 Buy

Sex - A Compilation Of Six Releases

Nova Tekk, Solar Plexus 1998

The Arch Of Noise

No noise 2009

Electro for japan Individuals 2011 (digital download)

Engine in void (2011 Echozone - Sony music)



The Arch biography

About 1987 a lot of things were happening in Belgian music. In Brussels an electronic scene was developping in Leuven Ludo Camberlin (now co-producer of Praga Khan and Lords of Acid) started his own label “Anything but Records” and created opportunities for bands who tried something new (amongst them Neon Judgement, Poesie Noire, Men 2nd, Aimless Device and others). In Beveren, Dirk Ivens (ex-The Klinik, now Sonar, Dive and labelmanager of Daft-Records) started Body Records, and in a small village, called Breendonk a group of young people also tried a new direction with a combination of samples, synths and guitars. The Arch sent their first demo, “Revenge Revival”, to Body Records and the track appeared on the compilation Expo ’87.
Ludo Camberlin immediately felt the potential of the band too and released a new “Revenge Revival” mix and 3 other tracks on Anything But Records. The first Arch-EP, “As quiet as…” was a fact. .
Most of the Belgian press kindly ignored the new movement except for a fanzine called “Mad in Belgium” (editor-in-chief was Eric Didden, who now runs “Gentlemanagement” and manages bands as D.A.A.U., Buscemi and Janez Detd). An interview was published in M.I.B., but it was clear The Arch had to focus abroad where their music was called “crossover”. It appeared to be the right decision. They had gigs in places other beginnning bands could only dream of : Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Zagreb, Belgrade, Budapest etc.
The first album, “A Strange Point Of You” was also released on “Anything but Records”, then “Antler-Subway” became their record company.
After “The Only thing” in 1991 The Arch split. Wim Danzig and Ludo Camberlin left the band and then it became quiet. “Months became years” but in 1997 a German label released a new album called “In Sofa” and afterwards a compilation and a double compilation CD was available over there.
Again there were a few gigs in Germany and Vienna but then it seemed quiet again, though it really wasn’t. New songs were written, a drummer joined the band and left again, and Pieter De Clercq became a permanent member on guitar.
Lately the sound of The Arch evolved in collaboration with producer JDsub and new label will release a new album in autumn.