The Heights of Abraham

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The Heights of Abraham
Origin Hull/Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Genres electronica
ambient techno
nu jazz
freestyle techno
Years active 1992-present
Labels 1992 to 1998, Pork Recordings; 1998 to present (Electric Hush album), ZTT; 1999 to Feb 2013, Twentythree Records; Feb 2013 to present, Steel Tiger Records
Associated acts Fila Brazillia
The Cutler
Hey, Rube!
The Solid Doctor
Members Steve Cobby
Sim Lister
Jake Harries

The Heights of Abraham is an electronica collaboration based in Sheffield and Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire in North-East England. Formed in the mid-1990s by Steve Cobby, Sim Lister and Jake Harries, they play electronica, ambient techno, and chill out.

Formed in 1992 their debut releases (Tides EP and Humidity LP) came in 1992 on the ambient-downtempo label Pork Recordings (also based in Hull). With David McSherry; who forms Fila Brazilia with Cobby; Cobby and Lister created their own music label, Twentythree Records.

Their album Electric Hush was voted one of the Top 20 Dance Albums of 1995 by dance and club-culture magazine, Mixmag.

In February 2013 (bar the Electric Hush album), Heights of Abraham moved to Steel Tiger Records.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Two Thousand and Six (Twentythree Records, 2005)
  • Electric Hush (ZTT, 1998)
  • Electric Hush (Pork Recordings, 1995) - voted one of the Top 20 Dance Albums of 1995 by Mixmag
  • Humidity (Pork Recordings, 1993)


  • Tides EP (Pork Recordings, 1992)


  • Zambient One, ZTT's very personal collection of modern-day lullabies (and wake-up calls) - ZTT, June 2013
  • Fila Brazillia: The Garden Compilation Vol. 1 - Matrix Musik (2005)
  • Pork Chops - Kudos (2003)
  • Best Of Café Del Sol - Water Music Records (2002)
  • Visions Of Ibiza - Beechwood Music (2001)
  • Chill Out In The City - Water Music Records (2001)
  • The Future Sound Of Ambient Vol I & II - BNE (2000)
  • Freezone 2 - Variations on a Chill SSR Records (1995)

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