A Wizard Without A Room
|1.||A Wizard Without A Room||5:08|
|2.||The Moaning Capitalist||4:15|
|3.||I Used To Be A Caribou||4:25|
|4.||The Cave Song||1:16|
|5.||I Used To Be A Caribou (Cloven Hooves Mix)||5:53|
* Bonus Track
A Wizard Without A Room EP, recorded 2002
– We will write some background spiel for each album; place them in some kind of context, whether that improves the aural experience...
Fully entrenched in the heart of Derbyshire, Dave Village started to find that he was happy with the songs he recorded. The sound quality was much improved and he was allowed to be a little more adventurous, due to his now eight track capabilities, having purchased is own computer. Unfortunately, his flat was broken into soon afterwards, setting back this new creative phase somewhat. A few songs were saved from the wreckage of that fateful night. They even stole his aftershave, a recent a birthday present – he now only uses witch–hazel, too traumatised to venture back into a perfumed world.
Dave wrote one his favourite songs ’The Moaning Capitalist’ during this time. A jaunty little number, with double tracked vocals and everything. Rob Morville at one time told Dave he thought it was the worst song he ever wrote, or was that ’Bottled Devil’? Anyway, Dave Village still likes it.
The fun continued with ’The Wizard without a Room’ and ’I used to be a Caribou’: penny whistles, baritone choruses along side a guitar backing track that could keep a reasonable rhythm, mixed with a little Fruity Loops (sampling software), all was good; at least in the weird and less wonderful world of Derby.
Remix songs used to fill EPs back in the tangible world of CDs and vinyl – ’I used to be a Caribou’ was given a remix workout. ‘Rabbit’ doesn’t exactly fit with the rest of the EP – a throw away dance track – but it’s included here for prosperity.