The 6th full length LP album from Northern Irish, Edinburgh based D.I.Y. Musician Arran Arctic.
released November 18, 2012
All tracks written, produced, recorded and performed by Arran Arctic who is... Arran Southall.
Copyright and Payright Arran Southall 2012.
Featuring Kelagh O'Neill's vocals on track #7, #9 & #11.
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*** Reviews ***
“Quite possibly Northern Ireland’s best kept musical secret… A cosy mix of folk, electronica and ambient drone, the homemade album conjures the lovelorn, semi-solipsistic musings of Hood, Midlake and Radio Dept, whilst retaining Southall’s singular, wonderfully wistful approach.”
- Alternative Ulster, 12/12/12
“Arran makes some of the best music around, and Like Lovers just proves this opinion is a correct one. It advances his pared down, fragile sound, making it more moving than it has ever been before. The 11 tracks all have single word titles which reflect the minimalism of the music, but this just goes to highlight Arran’s heartbreaking vocals and lyrics. For anyone who has ever had their heartbroken, so everyone then, this is a must hear. Just gorgeous.
This man makes some of the most achingly beautiful music around today, and everyone should buy his work.”
- Scots Whay Hae!, 05/12/12
“Like Lovers is the sixth LP from Arran Arctic, and… it’s probably the cleanest, most mature sound in his catalogue.
Most of the songs stay within Arran’s field of vision; twee electronica and lo-fi production combined with raw vocals that never waste a lyric.
It’s not often you see an album with more than one instrumental track on it, but you get the sense that in holding back his vocals, Arran manages to avoid denuding his niche. That minimalism gives him the space to keep his music fresh.
As a piece of lo-fi electronica, Like Lovers is a sublime record, and I love it. Have some green tea while you listen.”
- 9/10 stars, Dauphin, 08/12/12
“By far his best release to date… I’m a huge fan of his previous five albums. They’re all good, but this one is just brilliant… At times I could swear I was listening to the musical maestro Get Well Soon.”
- Kowalskiy, 15/11/12
“It’s a fantastic album, probably his finest to date”
- Scottish Fiction, 21/11/12
“A lovely collection of delicate, experimental tracks often with an orchestral depth, which will capture your attention.”
- Play Me A Song, 12/12/12
“This young artist would fit quite happily in with what Fence are doing (and have been doing since the last millennium) but he’s not specifically that – in fact, much more pop than folk… it’s a joy to listen to. If this is folk then knit me a jumper and call me Auld Rory.”
- 4/5 stars, Is This Music?, 29/03/13