Members featured in the album
RONALDO RODRIGUES - Keyboards and vocals
RENATO NAVEGA - Drums
JORGE CARVALHO - Bass
EDUARDO MARCOLINO - Guitar
Arcpelago was founded by keyboardist Ronaldo Rodrigues, with the desire to cover several strands of Progressive Rock, heavily influenced by the sounds of the 70s. With Jorge Carvalho (bass), Eduardo Marcolino (guitar), and the drummer Rafael Melo, they formed the first line-up of the band between 2011 and 2012, initially named Aurah. The name was later altered to Arcpelago, right after the departure of Rafael Melo. After playing with a couple more drummers, the band’s formation finally stabilized with Renato Navega in January 2014.
This line-up consolidated the repertoire and the band made its first live appearance in Rio de Janeiro in January 2015. In April of that year, the band was invited to the 14th edition of “Aldeia Rock Festival”, traditional rock event in Rio de Janeiro state. Simultaneously, Arcpelago started the recording sessions of their first album, called "Simbiose", released independently in June 2016.
Arcpelago plays Progressive Rock inspired by the esthetic of the 1970s’ Rock sound, crossing the energy of rock with more classical pretensions, adding references of Jazz, Blues, Folk and Ethnic Music, in a context of experimentation and dialogue between the acoustic and the electric/electronic sounds.