Honeytrap, the long-awaited debut album from guitar experimentalist Leo Abrahams is on sale now.
The 14 beautifully crafted, atmospheric instrumentals include everything from intricate finger-picked acoustic guitars (Spider
) and Bollywood violins (Siren
) to folk (Kristiansand
) and an atmospheric waltz (Rise
) and together they succeed in demonstrating Leo's ability to take the idea of a 'guitar' album to a new level.
Here's what some of the world's media have said about Leo and Honeytrap...
'A stunning instrumental album.'
'Honeytrap is a wonderfully ambient offering which soothes the soul.'
'It will bring you back time and again.'
'Honeytrap is an exercise in incredible self-restraint and control. It is often beautiful, and rarely (if ever) self indulgent.'
'The spaces between the notes often have as much impact as the notes themselves.'
'The music is left to speak for itself, and it does so with heartfelt honesty and beauty throughout.'
'It's both touching and majestic. If it has a story to tell it's a quieter and more sentimental tale than that told by David Holmes' classics but the impact is almost as great - and that?s one hell of a compliment.'
'Honeytrap is complex and gorgeous, wonderfully lulling and makes you crave more from this artist.'
'The delicately layered and sometimes energetic rhythms are sweet but not too rich for easy consumption.'
'This album is indeed very evocative and beautiful'
'Played at the right time with the right person it won't get any better than this'
'Unlike other such records, which tend to be a bit too ambient and background, the tone of Abrahams guitar playing keeps you coming back again.'
'Ultimately it's very clear that Mr Abrahams is very talented and deserves an audience for his work'
'Like a showcase for this remarkable guitarist's work, this 14 track album, although entirely original, has the air of the familiar about it. Phrases that conjure memories of past lives, like snapshots of classic movie moments'
'This is an album designed to display the art of writing music, this it achieves.'
'Honeytrap...may contain enough invention to turn the head of even the most self-regarding of guitar heroes - despite it having just the one guitar solo (albeit a very good one).'
'A stunning album that is more than capable of seducing the listener'