Machine Maid Man

Machine Maid Man was a solo venture of Steve Hartwell which concentrated on vocal music, usually sampled.

A less comprehensive set of information can be found at Discogs and RateYourMusic.

Album Releases

Hooray Henry Ate My Goldfish cover

Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish

Deaf Eye (DEF 012), C40, June 1989
Heads, Hands And Feet / Eating The Past / Constantinople / Rivers Of Red / Waltz / No Room / Frog Hares (Mis-Spelt As Mares) / Machine Maid Man / In C / Gentle Metal Rain / Silence / Six Words / The Last Bus Out Of Hell / Tanz Mit Mir / Get On Down

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Compilation Appearances

[1] No Room, Synthex Sampler Vol. 1, Brainstorm Studio, C90, January 1988
(Mis-credited To The Dead Goldfish Ensemble)

[2] No Room, All Bare Or Dead Forms Under Sunlight Cast Mysterious Shadows On The Snow, Epitapes, C90, April 1988

[3] The Last Bus Out Of Hell, Synthex Vol. 2, Brainstorm Studio, 2 x C60, May 1988

[4] Frog Hares, Grenouille, APEAC/Organic Tapes (ORG C05), C60, June 1988, Tape-Mag

[5] Waltz, Disco Totem Volume 3, R. R. Products, C60, June 1988

[6] Welcome To The Madhouse, La Folie Volume 2, R. R. Products, C60, June 1988

[7] Heads, Hands And Feet, Pop Collection 2, Hypertonia World Enterprises (HWE 025), C90, April 1989, Discogs

[8] Heads, Hands And Feet, Deaftracks 1, Deaf Eye (DEF 008), C60, April 1989, Discogs

[9] Heads, Hands And Feet, Orcades Machinales Vol. 3, Orcadia Machina (ORK 8912), C60, April 1989, Discogs, Tape-Mag

[10] Welcome To The Madhouse, Who's Laughing Now?, Hypertonia World Enterprises (HWE 023), C90, April 1989, Discogs, Tape-Mag

[11] Rambo, Rambo Compilation Vol. 1, IRRE Tapes (IT013), C60, June 1989, Discogs, Tape-Mag

[12] Heads, Hands And Feet, Notre Dame 3, EE-Tapes, C90, August 1989, Discogs, Tape-Mag

[13] In The Can, The Plague's Beginnings, Black Death (BLD 09), C60, October 1989

[14] Eating The Past, Errorelk, Fool's Paradise (FP4), C60, January 1990, Discogs
(Mis-credited To Deaf Goes East)

[15] Heads, Hands And Feet / In C, PErEVuED * CANCEL, Gregorsmsa, C46, January 1990

[16] Heads, Hands And Feet, Conapt 1 (Obscure Musics For Dance), APEAC/Organic Tapes, 2 x C60, February 1990, Discogs

[17] Bless You, Notre-Dame #4, EE-Tapes (ET07), C90, March 1990

[18] Heads, Hands And Feet, Neither Good Nor Evil, ZNS Tapes, C60, May 1990

[19] Rivers Of Red, Bombed Mother And Son, Black Death (BLD 30), 2 x C90, July 1990

[20] Gentle Metal Rain, Disgruntled Employees Volume 1, Disgruntled Employees, C60, August 1990, Discogs

[21] Cars, The Car, Old Europa Cafe, C60, October 1990, Discogs

[22] Simple Sam Says, Ode To Samantha Fox, Insane Music, 2 x C60, October 1990, Discogs, Tape-Mag

[23] In The Can, Our Nebula Incured Vol 4, Corrosive Tapes, C60, December 1990

[24] Get On Down, When Scars Become Wings, Epitapes, C90, January 1991

[25] Get On Down, It's T Time, Black Death, C60, April 1991

[26] In The Can / Eating The Past / Tanz Mit Mir / Get On Down, Mahamudra, Tears Tapes (TEAR 333), C60, May 1991

[27] Eating The Past, New Hippies Vol. 2, Red Neon Tapes, C60, June 1991

[28] In The Can, The Power And The Passion Vol. VI, IRRE Tapes (IT072), C46, March 1992, Discogs

[29] Hello Goodbye, The Great "We Love The Beetles" Swindle, Tears Tapes, 2 x C60, March 1992

[30] Tanz Mit Mir, There Is A Hope Of Stars In The Transparency Of Tears, Epitapes, C90, April 1992, Discogs

[31] Eating The Past,Lost In The Firefly Fields, Epitapes, C90, April 1992

[32] Eating The Past, Quatrieme Communion, Orcadia Machina, 2 x C60, September 1992

[33] Eating The Past, EBU's Music Sampler Vol. Elemental II, EBU's Music (EM017), C60, July 1992, Discogs

[34] In The Can, Andromedia Strain, Fool's Paradise, 2 x C60, September 1992

[35] Gentle Metal Rain, Pregnant With Boyd Rice's Baby, Epitapes, C90, October 1992

[36] Constantinople, The Residents Unmasked!, Ecto Tapes (ECTO 30), 3xC60, 1995, Discogs (Youtube)

Track By Track

No Room
Releases: All Bare Or Dead Forms Under Sunlight Cast Mysterious Shadows On The Snow, Synthex Vol. 1, Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish

Waltz
Releases: Disco Totem Volume 3, Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish

Rivers Of Red
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish, Bombed Mother & Son

Tanz Mit Mir
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish, Mahamudra, There Is A Hope Of Stars In The Transparency Of Tears

Get On Down
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish, When Scars Become Wings, It's T Time, Mahamudra

Welcome To The Madhouse
Releases: La Folie Volume 2, Who's Laughing Now

Six Words
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish

The Last Bus Out Of Hell
Releases: Synthex vol 2, Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish

Frog Hares
Releases: Grenouille, Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish

Constantinople
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish, Catching Tiddlers, The Residents Unmasked!

In C
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish, PErEVuED * CANCEL
The C in this case refers to the programming language, although Terry Riley's In C is a favourite of mine.

Gentle Metal Rain
Releases: Pregnant With Boyd Rice's Baby, Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish, Disgruntled Employees Vol 1
This track uses a phase technique which I'd heard about being used by Steve Reich on his track 'It's Gonna Rain'.

Silence
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish
Silence (literally and in the sense John Cage gave it) is very precious and I greatly enjoy it!

Heads, Hands And Feet
Releases: Orcadia Machina 3, Obscure Music For Dance, Deaf Tracks 1, Pop Collection 2, Notre Dame 3, Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish, PErEVuED * CANCEL, Neither Good Nor Evil

Eating The Past
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish, Errorelk, Mahamudra, New Hippies Vol 2, Lost In The Firefly Fields, Quartrieme Communion, EBU's Music Sampler Vol Elemental II

Upside Down
Releases: None

Rambo
Releases: Rambo Compilation 1

Machine Maid Man
Releases: Hooray! Henry Ate My Goldfish

In The Can
Releases: The Plague's Beginnings, Our Nebula Incured Vol 4, Mahamudra, Andromedia Strain The Power And The Passion Vol VI

Gotham
Releases: None

Bless You
Releases: Notre Dame 4

Media
Releases: None

Simple Sam Says
Releases: Ode to Samantha Fox
This was recorded especially for the compilation and uses some samples from an interview which was broadcast, co-incidentally, a few days after I received the invitation to contribute.

Cars
Releases: Cars

Testing
Releases: None
This is inspired by all those sound men going 1, 2, 3 to test microphones.

Hello Goodbye
Releases: The Great 'We Love The Beetles' Swindle
A fairly faithful, vocoded, cover recorded especially for the compilation

(I'm In Love With A) Polish Chemist I
Releases: None
The Polish Chemist in question is now my wife!

Paranoid
Releases: None
Yes, it is the Black Sabbath song, again done for a specific compilation but this one was not released to my knowledge.

(I'm In Love With A) Polish Chemist II
Releases: None

Swipe
Releases: None




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