Pale Sun" is a very peaceful album, at times bordering on blandness
in its soothing ambience. Having channeled his angst into his darker project
Sophia, Peter Pettersson has but love and contemplation left for Arcana.
In "Innocent Child", for instance, the Swede seems to ponder
how to explain the ways of the world to his infant daughter, and his voice
is pure fatherly gentleness. I have avoided comparisons to Dead Can Dancer
Brendan Perry before, but on "Inner Pale Sun" they are simply
unavoidable. Briefly, as on "Song of the Dead Sun", the album
picks up speed and volume towards the kind of pompous crescendos Arcana
is known for, only to fade into silent thoughtfulness again, moments later.