"House Of Abin'adab" most likely refers to a biblical house in which the ark of the covenant was stored for a length of time. It has been speculated that the track name instead refers to Ahinadab, an officer appointed to the district of Mahanaim (a biblical location referenced in another Boards of Canada track). However, this appears to be a coincidence, as a scan of the track listing of Old Tunes Vol. 1 clearly shows "Abin'adab" and not "Ahin'adab".
This track bears a resemblance to the extract of "Circle" from the early release Hooper Bay.
Samples / Lyrics
The version of "House Of Abin'adab" the Random 35 Tracks Tape is often attributed as the partial version of the one on A Few Old Tunes, but they are actually both partial versions of the same song. When synced, the length of "House Of Abin'adab" becomes two minutes and forty-six seconds long.