Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CD Review: Abby Ahmad Gives Us Her "Curriculum"

Singer/songwriter Abby Ahmad’s smoky voice shines bright on her latest release “Curriculum.” The jazzy, acoustic vibe of the opener “Star Pupil” captures the essence of Abby’s music. The songs “Q & A” and “Lost On Me” show a soft side to Abby’s sound, but her stories come alive in “Landing Gear” and “Borders.” The revengeful, energetic “Habit” sounds like an acoustic outtake of early Alanis Morrisette. Abby mixes up the sounds on “Up and Through” with toy pianos, mellophones, glockenspiels and more. It gives the song a great original sound. She spills her heart out on “Going Gone,” before ending with the gentle acoustics of “In Favor Of Braver Parts.”

Abby Ahmad’s new album “Curriculum” will be available at her CD release show on July 15 at The Space in Hamden, CT. Do yourself a favor and check her out. If you are unable to make it to the show, her new album as well as her acclaimed debut “The Rearview” are available on her website www.abbyahmad.net.

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