Dear friends, I struck upon Arena a couple of weeks ago, as I was blown away by Kino's Picture. Several of my friends had recommended Pepper, so I got it, and man, what an album. I don't need to explain this to you guys. I straight away ordered The Visitor and Contagion, which overwhelmed me even more, and then of course, I had to have all the remaining albums.
During the past two weeks, I've listened to little else than my Arena albums.
Now Contagion has become my all-time favorite album. It just has everything that I love about music, including some extremely intriguing lyrics, which are particularly intriguing as I don't quite get what it's all about.
In order to try to understand what the Arena albums are about, I tried to get into the Cage. Well, this is the only cage that I know of that's easier to get out of than into. I got a password, but when I wrote it in the "Members login", I just got a blank page each time.
I then became a member of The Shattered Room, which was easy enough. So that's given me a welcome opportunity to learn a lot more about Arena. However, I still don't get the overall meaning of Contagion. I then saw "The Salt and The Sand" mentioned, clicked further, and it appeared to be electronically accessible. But despite all my attempts, I just didn't get there.
Can somebody give me some useful advice?
Thanks to the Arena guys for your wonderful music and to all you steadfast fans for supporting them.
Nicky Brown, new member, born in Birmingham and living for many years in Copenhagen.