Heights Of Abraham

Heights Of Abraham

Real Name:
Jake Harries, Sim Lister & Steve Cobby
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Steve Cobby (one half of Fila Brazillia), and Harries and Lister (ex Chakk, Sheffield steel city funksters) formed the "model chill-out with dreamy vapours" Heights of Abraham in 1993.

Their first release, Humidity (1993), was decribed by Dave Simpson in Melody Maker "....the beauty of this album. Airy melodies rub up against subsonic bass, aural hallucinogens hide vividly real scenes, and there's always a surprise lurking around the corner."

In Select Magazine Emma Warren described their 1995 release Electric Hush as: "One to file along with Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines', Mr Fingers' 'Classic Fingers' and Marvin Gaye's 'What's Goin' On?' - records that can't fail to make you feel. There's singing from Jake Harries' bass-tone voice, and the summer classic, 'EVA' that re-appropriates saxophones (Lister) away from chatshow intros and back into a glorious self-sufficient shimmer of melody. You'd be hard pressed to find a classier set of tunes, tears and soul-food bass this side of New York. An instant classic."

Richard Dorfmeister describes the Heights of Abraham most recent release, Two Thousand and Six (2006): "Completely underrated downbeat album by Mr. Steven Cobby and friends - highly recommended.."
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Heights Of Abraham Discography

Albums

Heights Of Abraham Humidity (Album) Pork Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
Heights Of Abraham Electric Hush (Album) Pork Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
T035 Heights Of Abraham Two Thousand And Six(CD, Album) Twentythree T035 UK 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PORK 004 Heights Of Abraham Tides EP(12", EP) Pork Recordings PORK 004 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Heights Of Abraham Sportif EP Pork Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
Heights Of Abraham Scenic Vibe EP (EP) Pork Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version