Abraham ‎– On The Surface

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JBO ‎– JBO1016142, V2 ‎– JBO1016142
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CD, Compilation
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Tracklist

1 God 4:25
2 Traditional Height 4:06
3 Fools Day 4:39
4 Back From The Freak 4:54
5 The Answer 4:17
6 Surge 4:33
7 Come Live With Me 5:22
8 Changed My Mind 3:28

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5033197161426
  • Rights Society: BIEM MCPS
  • Label Code: LC01801
  • Price Code: CB791
  • Distribution Code (Zomba Code): 707.1614.2

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scoundrel

scoundrel

February 28, 2020

Sadly, Abraham got lost in the trip-hop shuffle of the early 2000s, despite having two secret weapons: Rachel Cumings' earthy vocals and production by Hefner. The slinky funk of "God" is offset by Cumings' earnest lyrics (a mode revisited on "The Answer"), while the thick beats of "Traditional Height" are augmented by her dynamic presentation. "Fools Day" slides into some blues (before suddenly amping up into some full-on breaks), which seems to be Cumings' forte, as she returns to it in a spare way on "Come Live With Me" and in a gritty way on "Changed My Mind." But there's plenty of room for variation, too: "Back from the Freak" has her proceeding at a gentle pace, as the instrumental "Surge" quietly asserts its string-laden groove. Thankfully, this album goes beyond the surface.