Abe’s process is a drama of art, highs and lows. They make it the long way round. Key to their sound is a balance of aesthetics from each member’s hard earned claim to the music. On a degraded atmosphere of loops and samples a theatrical chorus coos repetitively with positive emotion, tempered with stabs of keen villainous beats and chords. It’s dark and sweet. Clubbs Coldron’s voice gives the music its narrative cues, warbling with pangs of identity from Plato’s cave.
Coming from Sheffield, they have been been making music together for six years and as Abe for the past three years. Abe have a wide range of influences: From Kate Bush to Paddy McAloon (Prefab Sprout) and more recently Animal Collective and Yeasayer. They grew up with the soundtracks of Disney films and have recently looked to them for inspiration.
Taken from their forthcoming EP Heave-Ho.
Heave-Ho is a 5 Track EP by Abe set for release 02 December.
Written and produced by Matthew Clubbs Coldron, Oliver Rogers and Tom Rogers.
Mixed by Richard Formby at Hall Place Studios.
Mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic Mastering.
Artwork by Marvin De Deus.