"The basic premise for the music on Arcadia Borealis was to look at the 18th Century when Arctic explorers were like the Apollo astronauts of their time. Venturing into the great unknown with the real possibility of never returning home. A time when the books of Jules Verne & H.G.Wells were setting the tone for the scientific advances that were still to come. Thus the album takes the listener on a journey into new and unexplored lands inspired by the landscapes and weather prevalent in Wollo's Norwegian homeland.
The 12 tracks cover a range of atmospheres with many environmental sounds providing an aural backdrop over which Wostheinrich creates his characteristic organic, evolving rhythms. Wollo is well known for the melodic element of his work and he weaves beautiful, beguiling melodies that rise and fall like the seas those early explorers would have sailed upon. At times the music has an austere simplicity reminiscent of Wollo's Norwegian compatriot Biosphere and certainly each track paints a sonic picture that the listener can absorb themselves in."