more info :
Abrahams is a two-piece group from Edinburgh. Their 6 tracks cd is made of
short, simple folk and country songs. I like short folk songs because I tend to
become bored when they last more than say, 4 minutes.
‘Andy & I’ which is apparently considered as the ‘hit’ of the cd is a gentle folk song in which the ragtime piano creates a jaunty atmosphere. The sweet male voice and the naïve melody makes this song really sound like their fellow countrymen Belle & Sebastian. The other songs don’t make you think of Belle & Sebastian. Indeed, they convey a different impression because they are sung by a girl whose voice is, by the way, rather beautiful.
in the city’ is a quiet, lovely, melancholy piano song which reminds me of the
first Whistler album. ‘Morning light’ is a beautiful folk song. It’s my
favourite one on this mini-lp. The melody seems very familiar though and the
guitar line reminds me of ‘I found a reason’ by The Velvet Underground. (On
the other songs, the guitar arrangements may remind you of Loaded
from time to time.)
last song is called ‘Kid On’ and it’s a catchy country tune. ‘Oh
Catherine’ and ‘I walk in the room’ are other country songs
but this one is more lively thanks to the male voice (which reappears) and the
/sept 15th 2002/