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The Boy In Brown

by Arran Arctic

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released January 1, 2008

Arran Arctic is... Arran Southall who sings, programs and plays acoustic guitar, violin, piano, concertina, percussion, drums, pedal organ and pipe xylophone.

All songs written, recorded and produced by Arran Southall.

Copyright and Payright Arran Southall 2008.


*** Reviews ***

“There are, as you may have noticed, a variety of bands taking on Scottish traditional music and bending it to their own ends. And I’m sure that some, if not all of, Broken Records, The 17th Century, De Rosa, Foxface, er, the entire Fence Collective, have some grounding in the traditional scene. Some bands’ connections may be more tenuous – but then again, since all rock music stemmed from the blues, it probably doesn’t matter. Anyway.

"Arran Arctic somehow seem to be genuine, though his music is quite far removed from the jigs and reels that many of the current crop of Scots bands seem to be producing. Instead, Arran Southall makes what would work nicely as a soundtrack for a documentary on the wildlife of desolate moors, country roads with only the occasional horse and cart disturbing the tranquility, boats drifting off a millpool-calm coastline. Mixing drones – themselves an ancient sound often appropriated by rather more progressive musicians – and decidedly non-’rock’ instruments like concertina and pedal organ, Arran equally draws comparisons with nu-folk artists like King Creosote and soundscapers such as Sigur Ros. Immerse yourself in his world.”

– 4.5/5 stars, Is This Music?, 02/11/09

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Arran Arctic Glasgow, UK

Arran Arctic (a.k.a. Arran Southall) is a D.I.Y. musician and artist who has been independently producing and releasing music for almost a decade. When he’s not recording in his home studio, he’s doodling, knitting and generally being creative in any way possible! ... more

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