Kitchen Cynics - Beads Upon An Abacus (LP) (The Trilogy Tapes)

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Kitchen Cynics - Beads Upon An Abacus (LP) (The Trilogy Tapes)
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A most wonderful collection of this prolific but largely unheralded musician - real name Alan Davidson - hailing from Aberdeen. Lovingly put together & lavishly packaged by The Trilogy Tapes.

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A most wonderful collection of this prolific but largely unheralded musician - real name Alan Davidson - hailing from Aberdeen. Lovingly put together & lavishly packaged by The Trilogy Tapes - here's what main man himself says:

Most of the songs were recorded in my flat on cassette or digital four track recorders, although a couple were done in my much-lamented studio above a morgue in The Anatomy Rooms.

Compiled By Jack Murphy.

01. Theme For Gwen
I think I had Gwen John in my head when I did this wee tune… but it might have been my great-auntie Gwen in London who my granny considered rather racy (she drank and swore), but I liked a lot.

02. Dr Guild
Just along the road from my flat there is an old horse drinking-fountain dedicated to this 19th century physician and benefactor.

03. Mistress Forsyth’s Jump
Based loosely on my granny’s tales of her teenage years, and the cold winters living as a farm servant.

04. Holburning
A piano improvisation done with Susan Matthew (high notes) as we looked out onto Hoburn Street one snowy morning.

05. Persian Carpet In Reverse
I liked the idea that Persian carpets always have a deliberate flaw, because nothing should be perfect. I reckoned life was the opposite… mostly flawed, but with occasional perfect bits.

07. Dr MacQueen Feeds The Media Frenzy
In 1964 my city was hit by a typhoid outbreak. Dr Ian MacQueen gave daily updates to the press on deaths and infections. I was happy because the schools were shut.

08. Phosphorous Tenement
A potpourri of words which appeal to me, no more.

09. Bluetit Babies
An instrumental I recorded one afternoon, after seeing baby bluetits sitting in a row on a branch, whilst on my morning walk.

10. Beads Upon An Abacus
About Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron. The guitar pattern is played by Jess Yong.

11. The Entrepreneurs
I was getting thoroughly pissed off with Conservative values, and people using and abusing others.

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Artist Kitchen Cynics
Label The Trilogy Tapes
Music Format General Vinyl
Music Format Specific 12"
Genre Experimental, Folk, Rock
Release Date 29 Jan 2021
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