“after hearing a few songs, I realized some secret tunnel had opened between me and the music, a bridge or a vein, a private passage,what was coming through was way more than just music. It was like the first time tripping, when the door flew open and blew right off its hinges”
“His gritty observations on heartache and lust are softened by an unguarded disenchantment that never slips into saccharine, self-absorbed reverie”
The Utne Reader
“Cloud's poetry is right on the mark. The lyrics aren't printed, but he sings them clearly and his stories of life in a society gone mad are easily understood.
“His deranged sense of humor steps forward on "Let's Make Love (On The Floor Of The Liquor Store)," "Cigarette Bar," and stinging "Are You R?”
The Review of Records
“His "losers with heart" story lines are reminiscent of Tom Waits or Springsteen. "Another Successful Breakfast" is sometimes scary,sometimes funny, but always very real.”
“Abraham Cloud sounds like acynical and broken-hearted explosion of experiences, observations and vulnerabilities. He is like salt on polished onyx - he's got the gift of rock with the luster of style. And he's a pirate.
“His lyrics are witty, warm, sexy,intelligent, and lonely. He whispers, shouts, groans and manages with his elegant voice to make it all seem like singing. Oh, did I mention he writes a hell of a song?”
“Each track of "Another Successful Breakfast" creates tales of pure pop fantasies, that have no doubt been extracted straight from tear-jerking, real life experiences. Honestly, it sure is a pleasure to hear an artist who places equal attention and focus on the music and lyrics. Thanks.
“I can crawl inside your music like it's a cathedral
cave and live there, and I can feel it permeate me
completely like some kind of beautiful dye in my soul.”
SF Artists Journal
"The Company of Strangers," recalling some of David Bowie's best, most contemplative moments. Inspired by Neil Young's "Freedom" , Cloud - singing in a mid-range, cigarette-streaked voice - carries on that tradition of ragged but real rock with authority.
“Abraham Cloud, first and foremost , is an urban
storyteller. His songs are rich with the scenery of
Big City Life. Writing , Drinking, Working and dying.
The ecstasy and devastation of everyday life is played
out poetically in all his work.”
“From Los Angeles, with songs of wry satire and raw
nerve, a voice of wise emotion and a heart like Warren
Zevon or Randy
Newman at his best. Fun stories from the wasteland of
culture that consumes everything in its numbered,
“I've played it over and over and believe there are several hits . It was a joy to let them fly on my show today. The vocals played so well I thought for a moment I had found a Bowie / Petty tag team duet. Do not miss the chance to check this music out. You'll be sorry if you do.”
91.3 FM WSGR - Port Huron
“PUT ON TRACK 2 IMMEDIATELY !!!!! It's called "Norma Mc Call,"and it's an out-of-the-box smash hit. Truly the best party song I've heard in years. It reminds me a bit of ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ in its vibe. But it's more of a combination of like the B52’s and Ozzie Osborne.”