"Warren Defever called HOME IS IN YOUR HEAD "28 one-minute songs about how I got over a difficult adolescence." Whatever its inspiration is, HIIYH is an hour-long exploration of madness. Including a three-track sequence called "Song of Schizoprenia," this album describes the emotional ruin of unrequited love, the wearing tendencies and topor of existence, and unbearable loneliness. HIIYH is a black and depressing record that can cause any listener's thoughts to turn downwards.
But it's also a brilliant album. Warren Defever is admired by such bands as Cornershop and the High Llamas, and by the always quirky Beck, because he is such an innovative and careful songwriter. Every song on HIIYH seems finely worked to produce its mood, even if it has an atmosphere of spontaneity, like the title track and "Mescalina." There are literally no weak songs on this album because all tracks build up to one unified whole, although some work fine on their own.
HIIYH is truly one of the best records I have ever listened to and over the years it has remained a treasured part of my collection of albums." amazon
1. Are You Coming Down This Weekend? / 2. Her Eyes Were Huge Things / 3. The Charmer / 4. Hope Called In Sick / 5. My Feathers Needed Cleaning / 6. The Well / 7. There's Something Between Us And He's Changing My Words / 8. The Phoenix, A Pool Of Ice / 9. Are We Still Married? / 10. Put Your Finger In Your Eye / 11. Home Is In Your Head / 12. Why People Disappear / 13. Here Eyes Are Huge / 14. Save The Birds / 15. Chances Are We Are Mad / 16. Mescalina / 17. Sitting Still Moving Still Staring Outlooking / 18. Very Bad A Bitter Hand / 19. Beautiful And Pointless / 20. Tempe / 21. Spirit And Body / 22. Love's A Fish Eye / 23. Dreams Are Of The Body
Vocals, guitar, songs - Karin Oliver, Guitar, bass, samples, songs, pencil guitar - Warren Defever, Guitar, pencil guitar, songs - Melissa Elliott, Guitar, song - Jymn Auge, Drums, rainmaker, crashers, bone - Damian Lang, Vocals, song - Denise James.