"Absorbingly melancholic, it is heartbreakingly honest throughout"
(UK) DJ Mag 9/10
"Odd bedfellows as they might seem, minimal's clinical precision and the trembling passion of vintage soul have been entwined throughout Alan Abrahams' career. As Portable, the South African producer has made intriguing connections between the two genres, with ballads sung in a drowsy, soulful baritone over repetitive electronic grooves."
(UK) Resident Advisor
"Although a long-time Berlin redident, the music of his homeland echoes through this elegant debut"
(UK) Mixmag 8/10
"One of the most enigmatic men in House"
"His sounds are crystalline and his beats nicely sprung, his deep voice carries a slightly operatic pathos but without the often associated severity. Gentle melancholy in euphoric environments, that is Abraham's specialty."
"Perhaps his most personal work yet...11 tracks that see Portable’s vocals at the forefront, as well as his own piano playing – forming a dynamic collection of songs built for myriad listening contexts."
“All in all, it’s a release carved from a piece of Abrahams, like a sonic snapshot of this period of his life. Although painful, it's one that has resulted in a body of work full of melancholic beauty.” XLR8R
“…the album documents a period of disruptions, transitions and exploration, both emotional and sonic, through a fascinating group of songs.” NPR
“Alan Abrahams marks the symbolic debut of a new singer-songwriter, one who has lived in his own soundscapes long enough to know what kind of voice will anchor their oddities and compliment their effusions.” Popmatters
“Abrahams continues to push on, as singer, songwriter, performer, and citizen of the world. That more people may encounter his music is for the better.” Igloo