Portable is Alan Abrahams, a South African born artist, producer, and celebrated live act who has released his minimal wares on cult labels like Perlon and Live At Robert Johnson, as well as his own Süd Electronic label. Abraham's first LP for !K7 is his most personal yet, taking the artist's given name for its title. The album places Portable’s distinctive vocals front and center, showcasing some very real song writing skills next to Abrahams’ own piano playing, in addition to a few choice collaborators.
Firstly, I love the way this album was produced; it sounds like a DJ mix suited for continuous play. This definitely is an album to have fun to, but there is a lot of cerebration that went on here, too. It has a good deal of sonic experimentation and covers a vast amount of sub-genres within the lexicon of techno. Camryn Marquez