|1.||"You Got Me Running" (6:40)|
|1.||"Release The Tension" (7:22)|
"Music Is The Answer", Colonel Abrams' landmark 1984 debut release, was not his first stab at stardom. In fact, earlier the same year he'd recorded a series of dubbed-out demos with Boyd Jarvis at Timmy Regisford's apartment. Here, those demos - mastered from dusty eight-track tape - get a public airing for the first time. Despite their vintage, all three tracks still sound phenomenally soulful and futuristic, as if all three men were laying down a blueprint for deep house (albeit with the addition of the delay-laden drums that were such a feature of NYC productions during the period). "You Got Me Running", in particular, is superb, with Abrams' putting in a superbly impassioned but bittersweet vocal performance.
Patrick Luca (Saft | Pulp | Born), Lexx, Ikpathua, Phillie P (Ice City Rec), Jonny Rock, Lay-Far, Adesse Versions, Nick Anthony Simoncino, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), Neil Diablo, Beaner, The Glue, Cromie, Roberto S, Ptaki, LesYeuxOrange
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