"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Uncut MARCH 2008 - by Chris Roberts
LEO ABRAHAMS: THE UNREST CURE
The first release on David Holmes label.
The sheer versatility here is initially tricky, but patience is rewarded. As a guitarist and arranger, Abrahams has been much in demand since surfacing in Ed harcourt's band: Eno hand-picked him to work with Paul Simon and Grace Jones. Movie scores, Nick Cave and Roxy Music also adorn his glittering CV. So the contrasts are heavy - No Frame is a beguiling collaboration with Eno while Ultra-Romantic Parallel Universe is charming fantasy-pop with Phoebe Legere. Guest vocalists shed varying perspectives on his soundbeds, from Harcourt's Devil's Mouth to KT Tunstall and Merz.