Album artwork for Visitations by Leo Abrahams and Shahzad Ismaily

London-based guitarist and producer Leo Abrahams and NYC master musician (and boss of figureight records) Shahzad Ismaily unite for a unique imagining of guitar music on Visitations. The work of two highly skilled, highly celebrated musicians, Visitations marks a curious, mysterious, uncanny collection of music, offering a take on guitar playing that snakes and collides with unexpected turns. It encourages - requires even - a deep listening experience, every discordance balanced with harmony, every darkness balanced with light; it is eloquent and subtle in equal measure.

Influenced by the meditative, subtly changing cellular iterations of Morton Feldman and the sonic austerity of early Roy Montgomery, these minimalistic and anti-virtuosic pieces are not easily categorised. Abrahams writes “Visitations represents the sound of two slightly jet-lagged fellow-travellers saying hello to each other, before passing on through.”


Leo Abrahams and Shahzad Ismaily

Visitations

Figureight
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Album artwork for Visitations by Leo Abrahams and Shahzad Ismaily
LP

£16.99

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Released 31/12/2020Catalogue Number

F8016

Leo Abrahams and Shahzad Ismaily

Visitations

Figureight
Album artwork for Album artwork for Visitations by Leo Abrahams and Shahzad Ismaily by Visitations - Leo Abrahams and Shahzad Ismaily
Album artwork for Visitations by Leo Abrahams and Shahzad Ismaily
LP

£16.99

Black
Released 31/12/2020Catalogue Number

F8016

London-based guitarist and producer Leo Abrahams and NYC master musician (and boss of figureight records) Shahzad Ismaily unite for a unique imagining of guitar music on Visitations. The work of two highly skilled, highly celebrated musicians, Visitations marks a curious, mysterious, uncanny collection of music, offering a take on guitar playing that snakes and collides with unexpected turns. It encourages - requires even - a deep listening experience, every discordance balanced with harmony, every darkness balanced with light; it is eloquent and subtle in equal measure.

Influenced by the meditative, subtly changing cellular iterations of Morton Feldman and the sonic austerity of early Roy Montgomery, these minimalistic and anti-virtuosic pieces are not easily categorised. Abrahams writes “Visitations represents the sound of two slightly jet-lagged fellow-travellers saying hello to each other, before passing on through.”