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CUSICK PAUL - P'dice

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CUSICK PAUL - P'diceFormat: CD / Released: 20/02/2012

Track Listing: 1. Everything (05:01) / 2. God, Paper, Scissors (05:24) / 3. Borderlines (11:36) / 4. Tears (06:24) / 5. You Know (Album Version) (07:06) / 6. Hindsight (04:44) / 7. Feel This Way (05:07) / 8. When It Rains (Album Version) (04:28) / 9. Waiting (06:32)

More information: P'dice is the Paul's second album, includes ten tracks recorded between January and October 2011 and features Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) and Marco Minnemann (Steve Wilson GFD Tour) on drums. And a very special guest vocal appearance by Sammi Lee. Paul plays all the instruments on P'dice, but as the songs took shape, Paul dreamed of having some of the world's best drummers join him for the recordings. With fingers crossed he sent demos of some of his songs to Gavin Harrison and Marco Minnemann and waited in hope for their replies. They did, and to make things perfect, were motivated by what they heard to lend their drumming talents to P'dice.

But why the title P'dice? "P'dice is my play on the word prejudice. The apostrophe (P'dice) acts as an abbreviation, but also represents the possession of prejudice. I don't think I would be too far off the mark by saying we have all exhibited or felt the victim of prejudice in some form or other. It takes on many guises: racism, religious preference, classism, sexism, homophobia, ableism... yes lots of "isms" but this intolerance of others occurs between different gangs, between people of different nationalities, and we sometimes jump to conclusions about someone because of their weight or height. Some even think they know what someone is like because of the type of car they drive, the job they do or the type of music they listen to. So what about the dice? Personally I think the place we are born, our gender, our skin colour, our religious beliefs, our physical attributes are not laid down in some grand plan but happen as a consequence of a series of events that occurred down through the history of our ancestry. In this album I wrote songs in the first person, but not from personal experiences as I did with Focal Point. However what started as a collection of songs with a common theme slowly took on a life of its own. P'dice is the story of one man as he explores moments of his life, his actions, his thoughts, his decisions, his feelings, his realisations and how they were shaped, often unconsciously, by prejudice".