Recorded at home on Magic Arm’s computer, the EP ranges from twisted psych-folk to sinister pop and austere electronica.
There’s plenty to love here: the title track builds to a towering crescendo, People Need Order takes the ’60s harmony-pop formula and skews it with a freaky backing track and instrumental I Want You You Want Me is built on a Casio organ beat but expertly – if incongruously – blended in with banjo and church organ sounds.
Elsewhere, DAQ (Don’t Ask Questions) is what Marc refers to as his “un-informed take on electronica,” but is actually a neat track that pokes fun at the pretensions of the genre, love song You Should Know has elements of ‘30s pastiche and Move Out boasts a looping flute over a clockwork-sounding backing.
This EP is limited to 500 copies and we only have a few left, all the versions are home recordings which don’t appear on the album.
1. Outdoor Games
2. People Need Order
3. I Want You You Want Me
5. You Should Know
6. Move Out