THE DEAD GOLDFISH ENSEMBLE

This is the main solo project of Steve Hartwell. The name is partially inspired by the band The Night The Goldfish Died and by the original name of Peeved Records (Goldfish Records). The music is generally in the systems / process vein although it has also been described as industrial. This page has the full details of all the releases, a better place to start is the Dead Goldfish Ensemble album reviews.

Free music! - Dead Goldfish Ensemble Bouncing Eggs (1285kB 64kbps mp3)

FOR SALE!All the tracks by my projects detailed in this website are available as 1 DVD-R containing about 16 hours of music (MP3 @ 192 kbps) from me for 10. Email steve@peevedrecords.co.uk to make your order and arrange payment.

Album Releases

[1] Structures And Strictures
Peeved Records (PV014), C40, May 1985
Dead Goldfish... / ...Don't Fight Back / Modes Of Thought / Important Haircuts / No Static At All
Also released by In Der Tat (TAT 8) and Underground Productions.

[2] Music For Bowls
Peeved Records (PV028), C40, January 1987
Intro / Grey Earls / All The Hands / Dazzling One / A Little Bit Of Nonsense / Openings / Eric / Cool Walls
Also released by Unlikely Records (URT 107), Underground Productions and, until Sept 1987, In Der Tat.

[3] Fame And Misfortune
In Der Tat (TAT 26), C60, November 1987
All The Hands / Dazzling One / Openings / Eric / Marching To A Different Beat / Goldfisch / Tails From The Dead / No Static At All

[4] 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea
APEAC/Organic Tapes (OTD016), C60, January 1988
Marching To A Different Different Beat / Natural Heat / Structural Adoration / Integral Mania / A Pair / Hit 6 (Lost And Found) / Animate Animation / Biotic Ardour / Living Fervour / Annual General Meeting

[5] Reality - A Surreal Nightmare
Peeved Records (PV032), C46, April 1988
Bouncing Eggs / Sea Blown Wand / Bi / Fractal Landscape / Tin He Said / Reality / Phase
This was originally meant to be called Reality - A Surrealist's Nightmare but a mis-communication to the cover artist (Steve Xerri) brought about the title it is known and loved by!

[6] Eye To Eye
Violet Glass Oracle Tapes (VGO 007), C60, October 1989
IC / ID / IE / IF

[7] Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)
City Spools (NAB 10), C60, November 1989
Learn To Tickle / Coming Clean / Short & Sour / Hit It / Goldfisch 2 / Morning / On The Town / Resolution / Black Nights / L / Calling Soon / Sickle
City Spools is an off-shoot from the fabulous independent tape review magazine of the '80's Stick It In Your Ear.

[8] Cast In Stone
Mega Mago Music, C40, October 1990
Talk To Say / Darzet / Sumday

[9] Music For Pandas
Peeved Records (PV034), C46, June 1991
Panda / Learn To Tickle / Precession / Shoots / On Land / Small Room / Bamboo For Tea / Panda II

[10] Fish & Micro Chips
City Spools (NAB 12), C60, 1991
Nessie II / Big Bear / On A Swing / Pounding / Loop / Divert / Lark / Slowly / In The Forest / Big Store / Nearly Dark

[11] Listen 'Ear
IRRE Tapes (IT091), C46, December 1992
Chewing Shoes / Night / In Tune With The Moon / Ooh! / Walk Don't Talk / Id (Fake)

[12] After The Goldfish
Tonspur Tapes (TT53), C60, 1993
Dazzle / Ewuska / Walking Walls / Painful Ears / Talking Ash / Turn On The Night / IC (1)

Compilation Appearances

[1] Indeed, Reynard The Fox, In Der Tat (TAT 18), C90, March 1986

[2] Dead Goldfish..., INKEY$ #15, Inkey$, C90, April 1986

[3] Ring Of Change, Insane Music For Insane People, Vol 8, Insane Music, C60, May 1986

[4] Tim, Crazy But Chic (Soft Blend), Insane Music, Home-Made Music For Home-Made People Vol. 5, C60, May 1986

[5] Grey Earls, International Sound Compilation 12, Man's Hate (ISC 12), C90, November 1986

[6] A Little Bit Of Nonsense / All The Hands, Rough Diamonds Peeved Records (PV026), C60, December 1986

[7] Crashing Cans Clang, Music From The White House Vol. 2 (It's A British Treat) Exart (EA 029), C60, April 1987

[8] All The Hands, Syntrax 2, Lotus Records, C90, May 1987

[9] All The Hands / Dazzle One, Instrumentaux, APEAC/Organic Tapes (Passions Organiques Vol. 3), C90, June 1987

[10] Blue Danube, An Der Schonen Blauen Donau, Home Produkt, (GT011),12" LP, August 1987

[11] Ace, Neue Muster Volume 1, Tonspur Tapes (TT7), C90, December 1987

[12] All The Hands (Extract), How To Become A Millionaire, Underground Productions (UP3), C90, December 1987

[13] Dazzling One, Cordelia Records Sampler Cassette 6th Edition, Cordelia Records, C90, 1987

[14] Mixatoasties, Mysterious Night, Epitapes, C90, April 1988

[15] Pears / Rabbits / Bad Habits, A Cross Is Formed By The Spread Wings Of A Bird, Epitapes, C90, April 1988

[16] Ten To Eight / Eight To Ten, All Bare Or Dead Forms Under Sunlight Cast Mysterious Shadows On The Snow, Epitapes, C90, April 1988

[17] A Little Bit Of Nonsense, Total Recess Grade No. 4, Mystery Hearsay, C60, April 1988

[18] Tin He Said, Durchnittsanfall No 5, Prion Tapes (PR17), C90, July 1988

[19] Standing Still, Deux Lapins, Underground Productions (UP5), C60, September 1988

[20] Bouncing Eggs, Syntrax 5, Lotus Records, C60, December 1988

[21] Tango, Headkleaner, Headkleaner, C60, February 1989

[22] Chinese / Bhutan / Qatar National Anthems, The Pony, Hypertonia World Enterprises (HWE 023), C90, April 1989

[23] Bouncing Eggs, Tons Of Fun, Hypertonia World Enterprises, C60, April 1989

[24] Holding Both Legs, Notre Dame 3, EE-Tapes, C90, August 1989

[25] Crashing Cans Clang, The Plague's Beginnings, Black Death (BLD 09), C60, October 1989

[26] Up A Tower / Marching, A Natural History Of, Black Death (BLD 012), C90, November 1989

[27] Marching, Errorelk, Fool's Paradise (FP4), C60, January 1990

[28] Intro / Fractal Landscape, PErEVuED * CANCEL, Gregorsmsa, C46, January 1990

[29] At The Zoo / Binary / Second Scene, The Potential Plague, Black Death (BLD 23), C90, April 1990

[30] Interlude, Surreal Dreams Purge Nihilist Nightmares, Violet Glass Oracle Tapes (VGO 011), C90 August 1990

[31] Second Scene, Amleto Alla Finestra, Mega Mago Music (DOPO 14), C40, October 1990

[32] Foxy, Ode To Samantha Fox, Insane Music, 2 x C60, October 1990

[33] Tiger Fish, Notre Dame 5, EE-Tapes, C90, November 1990

[34] Second Scene, Our Nebula Incured Vol 4, Corrosive Tapes, C60, December 1990

[35] Sea Blown Wand / Resolution, When Sickles Blossom, Epitapes, C90, January 1991

[36] Up The Hill / Bouncing Eggs, When Scars Become Wings, Epitapes, C90, January 1991

[37] Voice In A Box / Noon / Dancing In Time / Goldfisch, Ashram, Tears Tapes, C60, January 1991

[38] Softly, Electronic Cottage #2, Electronic Cottage, C90, April 1991

[39] Voice In A Box, It's T Time, Black Death, C60, April 1991

[40] Czesc / Nessie / The Simple Day / Talk To The Moon, Konigstraum, ZNS Tapes, C60, April 1991

[41] Marching, New Hippies Volume 2, Red Neon Tapes, C60, June 1991

[42] Telephone Bill, Telephone, Old Europa Cafe, C60, August 1991

[43] At The Zoo / Softly / Up A Tower / Second Scene, Moon, SPH, C60, November 1991

[44] Second Scene, Electricity, Pointless Music, C90, December 1991

[45] Holding Both Legs, An Introduction To EE-Tapes, IRRE Tapes (IT040), C46, 1991

[46] Holding Both Legs, The Best Of Irre-Tapes 036-050 Vol 3, IRRE Tapes, C90, 1991

[47] Softly, The Power And The Passion VI, IRRE Tapes (IT072), C46, March 1992, IRRE Tapes, Germany

[48] Holding Both Legs / Black Nights, Lost In The Firefly Fields Epitapes, C90, April 1992

[49] Flowing Slowly, Neue Muster Volume 8 + 9, Tonspur Tapes, 2 x C40, July 1992

[50] Second Scene / Softly, One - Two - Three - Four (Vol II), EBU's Music (EM016), C60, July 1992

[51] Cats & Dogs, Hit The Road Cat, Red Neon Tapes, C90, September 1992

[52] Through The Snow, The X-mas Compilation, EBU's Music (EM024/025), 2 x C60, December 1992

[53] Up A Tower, Atmosphere & Empathy, EBU's Music (EM034), C60, April 1994

[54] Second Scene, The Dreams That Could Awake, Exprel, C60, 1993

[55] Softly, Electronic Cottage Compilation Volume Two, Electronic Cottage, 2xCDR

[56] Softly, Second Scene, La Propriete, c'est le vol, Post-Brutal

[57] Ewuska, Avanti!, TMFH

Track By Track

Dead Goldfish ...
Releases: Structures And Strictures, Inkey$ #15

... Don't Fight Back
Releases: Structures And Strictures

Modes Of Thought
Releases: Structures And Strictures

Important Haircuts
Releases: Structures And Strictures

No Static At All
Releases: Structures And Strictures, Fame And Misfortune

Indeed
Releases: Reynard The Fox

Ring Of Change
Releases: Insane Music For Insane People Vol. 8

Tim
Releases: Crazy But Chic (Soft Blend)

Grey Earls
Releases: ISC 12, Music For Bowls

Eric
Releases: Music For Bowls, Fame And Misfortune

Openings
Releases: Music For Bowls, Fame And Misfortune

Blue Danube
Releases: An Der Blauen Schonen (LP)


Hi! The name's Ash and I'm a hack for SOUNDS. Just heard your version of 'The Blue Danube' on the new Home Produkt LP. Your track is brill, it nearly brought a tear to me eye. Keep it up!

Letter from Ash

Ace
Releases: Neue Muster Volume 1

Cool Walls (Long Version)
Releases:

Cool Walls
Releases: Music For Bowls

All The Hands
Releases: Rough Diamonds, Music For Bowls, How To Become A Millionaire, Fame And Misfortune, Synthex 2, Instrumentaux

Hit It
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Intro
Releases: Music For Bowls, PErEVuED * CANCEL
This is a Fractal composition performed by a computer program I wrote for the Atari ST I was using at the time.

A Little Bit Of Nonsense
Releases: Music For Bowls, Rough Diamonds, Total Recess Grade No. 4
This was a little bit of messing about with the internal sequencer of the ESQ1 owned by The Detective.

Dazzling One
Releases: Music For Bowls, Fame And Misfortune, Instrumentaux

Crashing Cans Clang
Releases: Music From The Whitehouse Vol. 2, The Plague's Beginnings

Marching To A Different Beat
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Animate Animation
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Biotic Ardour (Stereo)
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Biotic Ardour (Mono)
Releases:

Klang
Releases:

Marching To A Different Different Beat
Releases: Fame And Misfortune

Living Fervour
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Pears
Releases: A Cross Is Formed By The Spread Wings Of A Bird

Annual General Meeting
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Goldfisch #2
Releases: Fame And Misfortune, Ashram

At The Zoo
Releases: Black Death, Moon

Natural Heat
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Structured Adoration
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Integral Mania
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

A Pair
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Hit 6 (Lost & Found)
Releases: 20000 Dead Goldfish Under The Sea

Tails From The Dead
Releases: Fame And Misfortune

Goldfisch
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Mixatoasties
Releases: Mysterious Night

Rabbits
Releases: A Cross Is Formed By The Spread Wings Of A Bird

Bad Habits
Releases: A Cross Is Formed By The Spread Wings Of A Bird

Dancing In Time
Releases: Ashram

Standing Still
Releases: Deux Lapins

Loop
Releases:

Ten To Eight
Releases: All Bare Or Dead Forms Cast Mysterious Shadows On The Snow

Eight To Ten
Releases: All Bare Or Dead Forms Cast Mysterious Shadows On The Snow

Binary
Releases: The Potential Plague

Walking Walls
Releases: After The Goldfish

Voice In A Box
Releases: Ashram, It's T Time

Fractal Landscape
Releases: Reality - A Surrealist Nightmare, PErEVuED * CANCEL

Bi
Releases: Reality - A Surrealist Nightmare

Reality
Releases: Reality - A Surrealist Nightmare

Tin He Said
Releases: Durchnittsanfall No 5, Reality - A Surrealist Nightmare

Sea Blown Wand
Releases: Reality - A Surrealist Nightmare, When Sickles Blossom

Resolution
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets), When Sickles Blossom

Up The Hill
Releases: When Scars Become Wings

Bouncing Eggs
Releases: Reality - A Surreal Nightmare, Tons Of Fun, Syntrax 5, When Scars Become Wings

Holding Both Legs
Releases: Notre Dame 3, Lost In The Firefly Fields

Black Nights
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets), Lost In The Firefly Fields

IC (1)
Releases: After The Goldfish

IC (2) extract
Releases: Eye To Eye

ID (fake) (1)
Releases: Listen 'Ear

ID (2)
Releases:

ID (3)
Releases: Eye To Eye

IE(1)
Releases: Eye To Eye

IF (1)
Releases: Eye To Eye

Phase (1)
Releases:

Phase (2)
Releases: Reality - A Surrealist Nightmare

Dazzle One
Releases: Music For Bowls

Chinese National Anthem
Releases: The Pony

Bhutan National Anthem
Releases:The Pony

Qatar National Anthem
Releases: The Pony

Mutual
Releases:

L
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Tango
Releases: Tango

Pompey
Releases: None
Pompey is the slang name for Portsmouth which is about 25 miles from my home town of Southampton.

On The Town
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

On The Town (demo)
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Interlude
Releases: Surreal Dreams Purge...

Hot And Cold
Releases:

Morning
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Noon
Releases: Ashram

Night
Releases: Listen 'Ear

Second Scene
Releases: Amleto Alla Finesta, Black Death, Our Nebula Incured Vol 4, Electricity, Moon, One - Two - Three - Four (Vol II), The Dreams That Could Awake La Propriete, C'Est Le Vol

Coming Clean
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Short & Sour
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Up A Tower
Releases: A Natural History Of (Black Death), Moon, Atmosphere & Empathy

Marching
Releases: Errorelk, A Natural History Of (Black Death), New Hippies Vol 2

Calling Soon
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Sickle
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets)

Learn To Tickle
Releases: Goldfish Fingers (Choicest Fillets), Music For Pandas

Talk To Say
Releases: Cast In Stone

Tiger Fish
Releases: Notre Dame 5

Softly
Releases: Electronic Cottage #2 (extract), Moon, The Power And The Passion Vol VI, One - Two - Three - Four (Vol II), La Propriete, c'est le vol

Foxy
Releases: Ode to Samantha Fox

Darzet
Releases: Cast In Stone

Sumday
Releases: Cast In Stone

Ewuska
Releases: After The Goldfish, Avanti!

Nessie
Releases: Konigstraum

The Simple Day
Releases: Konigstraum

Divert
Releases:

Czesc
Releases: Konigstraum

Talk To The Moon
Releases: Konigstraum

In The Forest
Releases:

Telephone Bill
Releases: Telephone

TV's Ill
Releases:

Nessie II
Releases:

Lark
Releases:

On A Swing
Releases:

Big Bear
Releases:

Small Room
Releases: Music For Pandas

Bamboo For Tea
Releases: Music For Pandas

Panda
Releases: Music For Pandas

Pounding
Releases:

Panda II
Releases: Music For Pandas

Precession
Releases: Music For Pandas

On Land
Releases: Music For Pandas

Slowly
Releases:

Shoots
Releases: Music For Pandas

Big Store
Releases:

Nearly Dark
Releases:

Through The Snow
Releases: The X-mas Compilation

Ooh!
Releases: Listen 'Ear

Flowing Slowly
Releases: Neue Muster Volume 8 + 9

Cats & Dogs
Releases: Hit The Road Cat

Talking Ash
Releases: After The Goldfish

Talking Cash
Releases:

Talk Is Rash
Releases:

Turn Around
Releases:

Chewing Shoes
Releases: Listen 'Ear

In Tune With The Moon
Releases: Listen 'Ear

In Tune With Noon
Releases:

Turn On The Night
Releases: After The Goldfish

'Till The Dawn
Releases:

Walk Don't Talk
Releases: Listen 'Ear

Distant Sands
Releases:

Slighting Land
Releases:

Painful Ears
Releases: After The Goldfish

Painful Tears
Releases:

Tumbling Eggs
Releases:

Olive Ears
Releases: None

Dazzle
Releases: After The Goldfish




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