Arbo ‘Settle’ music review by Robert Blair
Although it flew under our radar at time of release, the past few weeks have allowed us to acquaint ourselves with Settle by Paisley-based producer Arbo.
A purveyor of hypnotic soundscapes that encapsulate everything from the visionary work of Steve Reich through to Moby‘s creative height and contemporary forces of innovation such as Floating Points, his 2020 EP Settle is a multidimensional world that finds unmined territory throughout its runtime.
Comprised of four concise but idea-laden compositions that are almost cinematic in scope, his opening gambit is one that brims with both moments of childlike optimism and an undercurrent of fast-approaching danger that ensures there is no chance of a passive listen.
With a second EP and a short film with local videographers Bovine and Odin GIllies on the horizon, we’re excited to see what Arbo, real name Andrew Robinson, has in store for us with his sophomore offering.