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ARTIST
TITLE
A Document of an African Past
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
YORE 006EP YORE 006EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/31/2007

"With multiple releases on Background Records, ~scape, and Ghostly/Spectral already under his belt, Alan Abrahams (aka Bodycode and Portable) presents a fabulous fusion of ultra-deep house and Afro-futurism on his Yore debut A Document of an African Past. Abrahams sounds positively unleashed on the twelve-minute A-side, 'The Centre of Time,' which pushes the Bodycode sound farther than ever before. After opening with scattered flurries of African percussion, a warbling bass line emerges, asserting some degree of control, before a skipping pulse and voice yelps send the track on its way. Abrahams has shown himself in the past to be a master builder when it comes to weaving layers into intricate masses and does the same here, too. Halfway through the piece, a breakdown occurs, allowing percussion flourishes to re-appear, now accompanied by a voiceover, before the tune kicks into gear again even more ferociously for the ride home. Abrahams continues to amaze, regardless of whether the material appears under the Portable or Bodycode guise. Note: unfortunately, the title of the record got 'twisted' in the design process and, consequently, the label displays A Document of an American Past when it should be African."