On this new material Abraham Cloud is a one man band. "The Cruelty of Gravity" was done on a bunch of lap tops with all kind of tricky software, its as far from organic as you can get, until you add Abraham's voice , like a dying man in the wilderness crying out for water , it can't help but effect you.
lyrically driven Los Angeles Musician who has re-invented the pop song as psychotherapy
Abraham Cloud is an urban storyteller with a unique perspective and a gift for melody. Addressing predominantly homeless and shiftless themes, Abe's stories are detailed narratives told from a first hand point of view. Although Abe claims, "Observing and not doing is my inspiration for writing," "Another Successful Breakfast" is, in fact, based on his life experiences.
From the Salinas Valley of Northern California to the streets of Los Angeles - raised on the stories of Steinbeck and the music of John Lennon, Abraham Cloud has a story to tell. In many ways reminiscent of the bar room music of Tom Waits, Abe's music covers the spectrum of musical styles and is difficult to pigeon-hole into a specific category.
Poignant and sincere, Abe conveys drama with his sense of humor firmly intact. An unconscious but effective marriage of unique stories with his own persona, Abe's personality and down-and-out humor are an integral part of every story that he tells.
"When I'm writing my best, desperate suicidal characters come out but they appear in almost surreal comic book form," Abe explains.
Often contemplative, frequently introspective and always insightful, Abe tells a story like no one else. "My goal is to tell a complete story, but not a specific one. I try to leave enough space so that anyone can write their own story into it," says Abe. The result, intensely personal stories with universal appeal. If you're a fan of David Bowie, Loenard Cohen, Bright Eyes or Beck you might be quite nicely surprised by Abraham Cloud