Dead Goldfish Ensemble - Fishy Tales
Compiled from several cassette tape releases between 1983 and 1993, this is the first time Dead Goldfish Ensemble has been released on vinyl. Originally released on the musician Steve Hartwell's own label, Peeved Records, the sound has been remastered for this new presentation of some of the earliest examples of domestic sequencers.
Inspired by Kraftwerk's "Autobahn," Hartwell began producing music with a sequencer and the MSX computer (an early Microsoft software architecture). Some of the pieces, like "All the Hands" are polyphonic and playful in their minimalism. Much of this, like most Yazoo recordings, are arranged through layered monophonic tracks. Instead of chords, simple melodic lines dance, repeat, and twist. The music is the epitome of an excited home enthusiast, exploring the burgeoning possibilities that have come to define music production today.
Released by the Japanese label conatala.