Sergeant Howie's Holy Stamina Test EP

by Calamateur

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This EP was originally a staggered release of songs written & recorded in one day.

Here's what I had to say when I put the first song out:

"I read this quote in an interview the other day: "I do record a lot, but I think it's pretentious to assume that anyone would want to hear it all". If only I were so discerning.

On the 8th April 2005 I decided to write and record as many songs as I could in a day. A day being, in this case, 10 hours; 8am - 6pm to be precise. This collection of songs is the result of that day's work ("work!?" I hear you cry). Well, if I'm being honest there was a heckuva lot of editing & overdubbing done later on but the vast majority of the parts were done in one day. There will be either 4 or 5 songs released as part of this collection - I haven't quite decided yet, and they'll be released one at a time over the next few months.

Now you may be thinking, 'Wow, I certainly am impressed at this guy's creative genius' or you may be saying to yourself, 'What a self indulgent loser', but I'm guessing (and hoping) that the songs will at least be a little bit closer to the former of those two camps - I'm sure you'll have your own opinion. Please feel free to let me know by dropping me an email."

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released March 1, 2008

Written, played, recorded, mixed & mastered by Andrew Howie.

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Calamateur Stirling, UK

Calamateur was the name under which Scottish song-writer and noise-maker Andrew Howie released music from 2000 until 2013.

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andrewhowie.bandcamp.com

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Track Name: Bad Architecture
I’ve always believed in the old stories of rising from the dead
But where is my heart, what’s my priority, is it just to retread
A comfortable blanket of philosophy that’s only in the heads
Of a deluded community that’s lost all its stability

Where have you gone
Where have you gone

Why am I ashamed of what I hold to be the heart of what is me
What am I afraid of, is it only laughter at what I believe
The same old stories
The death of me

Where have you gone
Where have you gone
Where have you gone
Where have you gone

Let’s take them apart, all of these old beliefs and go back to the plans
Burn them down to be rebuilt to house the lonely and the damned
Bad architecture will never last

Where have you gone
Where have you gone
Where have you gone
Where have you gone
Track Name: Perfect Moment
I can’t believe that you’re letting us down at the moment we need you the most
Don’t your remember your promise you made a commitment not to give up the ghost

We gave up our lives and we trusted your words and we followed you everywhere
Even when you were ranting and making mistakes we all knew you could make things fair
And now you’re talking of leaving and turning your back on the hopes that we had for you
And these delusional fools think you’re something you’re not and that they are the chosen few

This was your perfect
This was your perfect moment
This was your perfect
This was your perfect moment
Now it’s been wasted
Now it’s your wasted moment
Now it’s your wasted
Now it’s your wasted moment

And I don’t want you
Yeah, I’ll say it before you do
You are not the truth

This was your perfect
This was your perfect moment
This was your perfect
This was your perfect moment
Now it’s been wasted
Now it’s your wasted moment
Now it’s your wasted
Now it’s your wasted moment

Now I see where you’re going I see what you’re thinking
I’ll help you along the way
Because the sooner you’re gone and the quicker it’s over and we can do things our way
Track Name: One Good Eye
If you let me
I can be
A lens to change
The way you see