Into Arcadia are a contemporary music group hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
though they don't operate within a particular regional sound or musical sphere. There
are certain reference points that can be gleaned by the listener, but the ?nal output is
something uniquely their own.
The band began with the musical partnership of singer/guitarist Otto Ohlsson and
guitarist Ken Buesing. The first incarnation of the band recorded and released their
debut ep Maps For Children. Though it was comprised of early material, Maps
contained a blueprint for many of the elements that define Into Arcadia. The release
contained orchestral embellishments as well as the digital flourishes by producer Simon
Bundy that would become a mainstay in the band's recorded output.
Into Arcadia then underwent a personnel shakeup in which bassist Zach Steiner and
drummer Antonio Ninham were introduced into the lineup. Riding the momentum of a
more stabilized working unit, the band released the single Panic.
The band is now presenting the culmination of their efforts in the form of their first full
length, Escaper. The album features a more expansive sound, exploring territory that
had been hinted at in earlier material. The band is currently bringing its live
representation to dates in support of the album, while simultaneously still forging ahead
composing material with intentions for a short turnaround period for a followup release.