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Greetings!

My name's Steve Hartwell and these pages are devoted to a selection of my (mainly musical) activities during the late 80s and early 90s. It all started with Peeved Records (a joint venture with Pete Skelley) and expanded into a triplet of solo projects (Dead Goldfish Ensemble, Machine Maid Man, Pink Goldfish), a half dozen duos (Deaf Goes East, Johnson's Fiver, Rites Of Post, Featuring Karen Wheeler, High Tech Pagodas, A Band Of Steves) and one group (And Why Not?). The overview includes some interviews and the Dead Goldfish Ensemble album reviews will let you know what the critics thought.

Peeved Records

Peeved Records started as I finished University with the release of a tape and single by Southampton based band Gestalt / Primary. We continued with releases mainly from the Cambridge area (where I was working) including some of my material. I was also heavily involved with a local music magazine called Scene And Heard (a successor to Blue Suede News).

Back From The Dead

In an unexpected twist the Dead Goldfish Ensemble performed 'live' (for the first time) in Paris on 26th October 2017. Photos and other information are on the Gigs page. The performance did not involve any actual playing (as the music has always been sequenced) but was 'live coded'. More information on the Code page.

Music To Buy

FOR SALE! Cassette-ism (255 tracks / 16 hours of music) [₤10 DVD-R / ₤5 download]. Alive In Paris [₤5 download]. For details see the shop page.

Music For Free

Here is a free track to download from each of my various projects:
A Band Of Steves - Marching (demo) (1731kB 64kbps mp3)
And Why Not - Bad Salad (603kB 64kbps mp3)
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Bouncing Eggs (1285kB 64kbps mp3)
Pink Goldfish - Careful With That Sample, Eugene (1009kB 64kbps mp3)
Machine Maid Man - Eating The Past (1427kB 64kbps mp3)
Johnson's Fiver - Paradise (1116kB 64kbps mp3)
Deaf Goes East - The Beating Of Washing Hearts (637kB 64kbps mp3)
The High Tech Pagodas - The Valley (1790kB 64kbps mp3)
Rites Of Post - Tomato And Feud (432kB 64kbps mp3)
Featuring Karen Wheeler - Zipping Up (1695kB 64kbps mp3)

Various tracks have been put on Youtube and Vimeo:
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Dependence Gravity Elegance
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Delerium Grand Exotic
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Delaminate Grinding Echo
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Darning Graduate Experts
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - JDH
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Distinctly Gratuitous Expertise
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Drooling Generous Egg
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Digital Grumpy Elephants
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Decidedly Gregarious Engines
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - DeeGeeE
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Deep Gravity Effort
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Dart Ghost End
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Ace
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - All The Hands
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Dazzling One
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Ewuska
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Ooh
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Flowing Slowly
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Night
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Chewing Shoes
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - In Tune With The Moon
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Telephone Bill
Machine Maid Man - Constantinople
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Painful Ears
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Turn on the night
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Softly
Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Music for Bowls (complete cassette)
Machine Maid Man - Swipe
Deaf Goes East - Stuttering Eastern Machines
Deaf Goes East - Diamond Dark
High Tech Pagodas - The Valley
Radio shows:
Live mix by Loops Haunt 08/04/2014 Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Dazzling One
Auto Route Des Titans (French / English) 25/10/2017 interview before gig
Radio Lyl's Radio Crochet (French) 02/11/2017 Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Talking Cash
Parachute Radio Show (French) 28/12/2017 Dead Goldfish Ensemble - On The Town
Noods Radio Ceramics 19/03/2018 Dead Goldfish Ensemble - IC
NTS Radio Adam Oko and Tatsuhiko Sakamoto 14/06/2018 Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Graduate Experts V1 (Track listing)

Cassette Nostalgia

Given it's renewed popularity I have re-published here my thoughts on the Cassette Scene (originally presented in Caught In The Act produced by Stick It In Your Ear).

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