the floating world
Written by: V Clarke
℗ Musical Moments / Sony-ATV Music Publishing (2001 - 2017)
℗ SM Publishing (UK) Ltd (2018 - )
"coming from the heart of Boy Wonder, haunted by the smiling ghost of
Billy McKenzie... goldfish swimming in cool pools... and the world is moving on" - Jim
Written by Vince Clarke (more well known for Depeche Mode, Yazoo and
Erasure) this instrumental was a radical reworking of a remix of
Homosapien (first called Mix 1).
Jim liked it so much he asked
Charlie if it could close the
It was the first song released from the album, being exclusively previewed on the official website (under an incorrect title of Disconnedit).
It also turned up as a 12" single through Absolutely Records (released under the pseudonym Taormina).
Although relatively obscure as a song, it leant its name to the
band's The Floating World Tour of 2002.
Album Version (4:24)
Produced and arranged by: Jim Kerr
Assisted by: Gordy Goudie
Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mixed by: Ren Swan
Mastering: Simon Heyworth