I once wrote that it's not only strange; it's a crime that Scotland's one-man orchestra the Kitchen Cynics remains tragically unknown. Although things seem to slowly move in the right direction these days, it is beyond my understanding why not more people have heard his work.
"Master of the Fuzzy Fadeout" includes another dose of the kind of potent, slightly psych-tinged folk we?ve come to expect from Alan Davidson. That means lingering folk pop with an almost ancient aura, flavored with the occasional guitar outbirst, blissful noise or aural collage. But don?t get me wrong; this is primiarily a disc about beauty, reflection and pondering. This is music made to listen to on the headphones when all the lights have gone out and all there is left is yourself and your own thoughts. In our never-ending campaign for bringing heartfelt and honest music to the masses, I'm happy and honored to celebrate the arrival of "Master of the Fuzzy Fadeout," possibly the Kitchen Cynics? most consistently enthralling and powerful work to date. 7/10 -- Mats Gustafsson (25 May, 2005)