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Albums Of The Week: Arcades | 11th Dimension

The Montreal guitar shredder and musical multi-tasker's debut is an impressively crafted work that gives the likes of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani a run for the money.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Arcades‘ debut album 11th Dimension is a retro-futuristic instrumental epopée with powerful electronic drums, apocalyptic synths and glamourous electric guitar — all impeccably written, performed, produced and mixed by impressive Montreal multi-tasker Francis Duchesne. It is a tribute to a long-gone era where too much was just enough.

The album’s title track and first single is a voyage across the 11th Dimension — a space battle between a galactic rockstar and his evil alter ego. Will his swaggerish guitar chops be enough to defeat the evil and his minions? Well, of course … ”