Secrets From The Kitty

Alastair Savage

Secrets From The Kitty is the third studio album from Alastair Savage and his trio with Euan Drysdale and Iain Crawford. The group began working on new tracks early in 2010, meeting in a little room they used as a rehearsal space in the West End of Glasgow. The sessions provided the trio with an opportunity to re-group after a break of several years from working on new material although they had done many live gigs in the period since the last album.

 

The music reflects the relaxed social setting as well as celebrating the people and places surrounding life since the last recording. Andover Market was written during a visit from Alastair to that town, Granny Bell's Real and Alright With You direct references to Alastair's circle of family and loved ones. Bottles And Friends inspired by time spent with friends in Glasgow and Winter Blue is an album opener that in particular features Euan Drysdale's bluesy guitar style.

 

The album has a positive energy and contains more up beat tracks than the group's previous recording. A strong emphasis is still given to traditional elements in the fiddle melodies, most of the tracks demonstrating simplicity in arrangement and approach. Moggi is a throw back to the progressive elements in previous albums.

 

Recorded from June to September 2011 it represents the group's return to Butterstone Studios after 4 years had passed since their previous recording.

Jamie Maclean engineers and co-produces the album, his production work key to the sound of the recording. The album is the third release on the 'Woodland Records' label.

 

Listen to some excerpts from the album here, or you can order a copy here.

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