Boomkat Product Review:
*Edition of 100. Includes bonus track and sticker* Finely layered IDM electronics from Buffalo Tide aka Christopher Oliver. 'Arabia' comprises his most substantial and best-realised work to date, four tracks (plus bonus) of sweetly melancholic composition with restrained percussive arrangement and an appreciation of spacious arrangement and layering. There's a James Blake-esque chamber solemnity to 'Makes The Sky Smaller' or the spindly, field recording-infused 'Ras Aljinz', and the sparse elements of 'Princes', but both with a more twitchy, unsettled element which couldn't be called pop music.