The Pool Is Full Of Hats EP

by Ned Collette & Wirewalker

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    2010 EP featuring solo title track from Ned, Wirewalker cover of Broadcast's "Come On Let's Go" plus remixes of album tracks by Super Melody and Spiderface. Comes with original CD artwork.
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From Mess & Noise Magazine (Aus):

"Ned Collette has offered the people of Melbourne more than enough chances to see him play before his relocation to Berlin this month. And no one would have begrudged him if his recorded sendoff was last year’s stormy Over The Stones, Under The Stars. Yet Collette and his backing duo Wirewalker offer up this keepsake EP, available digitally and in a physical run limited to 200 copies. As an EP should be, it’s a chance to experiment outside the confines of an album.

In contrast to the full-band portent of his third album, the song ‘The Pool Is Full Of Hats’ finds Collette alone with an acoustic guitar and synth-generated rhythm section. A synth melody confirms the song’s lightness; he calls it “Moroder-folk” in the press kit. The cover of the 10-year-old Broadcast single ‘Come On Let’s Go’ is a piano charmer, feeling part like Burt Bacharach and part like John Cale. It features his backing band Wirewalker – drummer/engineer Joe Talia and bassist/pianist Ben Bourke – as does ‘Such Words’, with its burring slide guitar, thin synth and snappy beat. Though he varies it, Collette’s voice remains uniquely soft yet pointed on each of the three songs.

No one would accuse Collette’s dirge-y songwriting of screaming out for remixes, but Super Melody does wonders with the Over The Stones track ‘Your Golden Heart’. It’s springy and spare, looping the twang of the original and salvaging only the line, “Maybe we’re living in a golden age.” It was dripping with venom in its first incarnation but here plays more like sincerity. The remix seems to end at around seven minutes, only to change course and return for a few minutes of blips and twitches. There’s no reason it should work, but it does. Ditto Spiderface’s colourfully titled ‘Hipster-Shitmagnet mix’ of the EP’s title track, which adds a shadowy throb underneath and splayed melodies on top. In keeping with the original, if not the bulk of Collette’s often solemn work, it’s a casual diversion."

- Doug Wallen

credits

released March 20, 2010

Ned Collette - Voice, guitars, Juno synth, piano, percussion
Ben Bourke - Bass, piano, backing vocals
Joe Talia - Drums

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Track Name: The Pool Is Full Of Hats
Hey, where you going?
Hey, where you been?
Hey, where you going with him

Now is the season
Now is the time
Give me a reason to find you down the line

The wind is so peaceful
The trees are so green
The grass whispers softly
What you mean to me
Track Name: Come On Let's Go
You won't find it by yourself
You're gonna need some help
And you won't fail with me around
Come on let's go

I will tell you if you change
And who's been saying things
It's hard to tell who is real in here
Come on let's go

You know who to turn to
Now everything's changed
Come on lets go
Stop looking for answers
In everyone's face
Come on let's go

What's the point in wasting time
On people that you'll never know
Come on let's go

When you're looking for a friend
But it's empty at the end
When everybody disappears
You won't be alone

If you want I'll compensate
If you over estimate
So there's nothing left to fear
You won't be alone

You know who to turn to
Now everything's changed
Come on let's go
Stop looking for answers
In everyone's face
Come on let's go

What's the point in wasting time
On people that you'll never know
Come on let's go

You know who to turn to
Now everything's changed
Come on let's go
Stop looking for answers
In everyone's face
Come on let's go

What's the point in wasting time
On people that you'll never know
When you know who to turn to
Now everything's changed....
Track Name: Such Words
I had you all of the time
But you weren't mine
The years they roll back to days
Such words we say
Now as I come to the crowd
They say you're proud
I'll have you all of the time
But you aren't mine...

Oh no, I see
We're bound

And so we take to the sky
From here we fly
And in the wind and the starlight
Our lips are close
And as we pattern the land
You take my hand
And so we take to the sky
From here we fly...

And you, it's you
We're found
Track Name: Your Golden Heart (Super Melody Mix)
Maybe we're living in a golden age...
Track Name: The Pool Is Full Of Hats (Hipster-Shitmagnet Mix)
Hey, where you going?
Hey, where you been?
Hey, where you going with him

Now is the season
Now is the time
Give me a reason to find you down the line

The wind is so peaceful
The trees are so green
The grass whispers softly
What you mean to me