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Album of the Week: Thomas Abban, 'A Sheik's Legacy'

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Then he invited me back to work on some material. The people in the center of it. The eye is the way we pretend to think about the heart or the soul or the spirit. It's a rare artist who insists on playing every instrument on their debut record, mixing together a series of intense guitar, bass, drum, piano and vocal performances to approximate the sound of one live, righteous rock band. See Thomas Abban at First Avenue's showcase on Friday, January 5. Fela Kuti, Sly and the Family Stone.

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Interview: Thomas Abban

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When it came time to record, I thought I might as well do it there. Abban is a mysterious man and gifted guitarist, and all over the Twin Cities, people want to know more about him and his music. Count Local Show host Andrea Swensson in that group; to sate personal and scene-wide curiosity, she invited him into The Current's studios and asked about his history with the guitar, the artistic pressures he's had to overcome, and much more. But don't sleep on this album, which is impressive in both its scope and sheer audacity. I just know it helped me get to where I am. At only 21 years old, Thomas Abban has already established himself as a singular artist in the Minnesota music community; he has an ambitious, larger than life artistic vision, a meticulous approach to executing his songs, and the restless creative impulses of someone unconcerned with where they fit in the larger musical universe.

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Interview: Thomas Abban

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I get stuff from everywhere. And why is he on the cover of Minnesota Monthly? I find pieces here and there—thrift stores, Walmart. People who created their own movements. Outside of music, I love Picasso and the later years of Matisse. It feels more like a creation space. Most of my material was done, in terms of writing, and the basic structure of the songs. His music travels through time, stretching back to the prog and experimental rock of the 1970s.

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Interview: Thomas Abban

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I liked the whole vibe. James Brown, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley. It begins to look quite unnecessary. Much attention has been paid to Abban's live presentation, which is indeed captivating: he is nothing short of a guitar prodigy, and his voice cascades seamlessly between a soulful falsetto and guttural moans. The eye is the center of a person.

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Interview: Thomas Abban

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His outfit has changed, but his eye is still accentuated. For this 22-year-old budding Minneapolis talent, seeing is believing. At only 21 years old, Thomas Abban has already established himself as a singular artist in the Minnesota music community; he has an ambitious, larger than life artistic vision, a meticulous approach to executing his songs, and the restless creative impulses of someone unconcerned with where they fit in the larger musical universe. In the album's most unabashed moments Abban seems to get lost in his own compositions, faking a cough mid-song or breaking into a unholy wail, swept up in the maelstrom of his guitar. And then, on the other side of the glass, 's fingers spring to the frets of his acoustic guitar, over to the body for a series of taps, and back. What are your earliest musical memories? This was a more-relaxed, less-uptight vibe.


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Interview: Thomas Abban

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One influences the other, and one can decide or determine how the other is perceived. Ethan Yeshaya bass , L. To get the gist, look up. In the album's most unabashed moments Abban seems to get lost in his own compositions, faking a cough mid-song or breaking into a unholy wail, swept up in the maelstrom of his guitar. I was introduced to Elvis and James Brown at about the same time in very early childhood. His music travels through time, stretching back to the prog and experimental rock of the 1970s.

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Thomas Abban shares 'A Sheik's Legacy' in The Current's studio

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Just trying to throw all the variables in different directions and trying a new way of doing it. On a recent chilly weeknight at St. James Brown, considering all the setbacks and the culture of the time, he reached a level that is incredible—especially for a black musician. I take it seriously, so I put thought and effort into all of it. Just listening to the songs and singing along, and liking it.

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Download Thomas Abban

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When asked about his earliest musical memories, he recalls singing along to Elvis Presley and James Brown as a child. Trust me, just watch them. With each show, more and more media came out to his shows and covered him. It will take years for all of his potential paths to be fully illuminated -- making him one of the most promising new artists to emerge in 2017. Herchert, a producer who goes by Dark Pony and the label head of Deck Night, is leaning forward, already relishing what's about to come.

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THOMAS ABBAN

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That goes back to the coffee shop days. It was pretty much every day for a good few months. . It's a rare artist who insists on playing every instrument on their debut record, mixing together a series of intense guitar, bass, drum, piano and vocal performances to approximate the sound of one live, righteous rock band. Charismatically he led his band—all wearing handkerchiefs over their faces displaying those same sharp lines under their eyes—while a diverse crowd of onlookers, young and old, gradually leaned in closer, transfixed. How did you develop your percussive guitar skills? A Sheik's Legacy takes the listener on a journey through the dark and twisting corners of Abban's mind, flickering torches lighting the way.

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