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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1.
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
2.
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....
3.
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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
4.
Maybe we're living in a golden age...
5.
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

about

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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