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A LINTEL’S LAMENT


MAY 2017


The long-awaited digitally re-mastered version is now available on cd.

Recorded in september 1991 when we were young and knew no better, this has only been available previously as the original mix issued on cassette.

It is a live studio session with natural imperfections.

BOATER - Preview Clip

(FIELDS OF) CLOVER - Preview Clip

HOPE - Preview Clip

SANCTUS (VEPUS) - Preview Clip

Please note that the source  is a live analogue studio session and that there is consequently some nice authentic hiss between tracks. Please make sure that the quality is acceptable before purchase.

In the beginning AnArchitrave had a song called  “Anarchitrave” that was first penned in July 1990 when Thatcher was Prime Minister and was nick-named the “Thatcher Masturbator song” because she was the only one in it. By the time this session was recorded Major was at the helm and the song thus appears modified accordingly as “Cabinet Maker”.


The short anarchist poem “A Lintel’s Lament” was often recited prior to the performance of this song


A LINTEL’S LAMENT


A lintel supports a labyrinth

Of lethargy and lies

Trust the tossers and tyrants

As their testament is tried.


Beware the woodworm burrows

On belly doth bestow

A feast of finest woodpulp

Westminster's best you know


In classical architecture the architrave was more specifically the horizontal lintel that supports the stuff above and was thus a very important thing that could be destroyed by woodworm if made of timber.

As subsequent ministers took office the song evolved further. The 2016 version appears on the Domhwelus CD “Rogue Trait”. With any luck there will be a further amendment in a couple of weeks!

LYRICS INDEX FOR THIS ALBUM


Twig

Bluebottle

Web

The Boater

Clover

Hope

Sanctus/Sanctus Vepus

Cabinet Maker

Mouflon

Sanctuary

ANARCHITRAVE - A LINTEL’S LAMENT