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Goldfish - 10 years of Fruits de Mer Goldfish

various artists
3LP set - crustacean 84

on sale late-April

Technology eh, you either love it or throw it frisbee like through the window. We had two drafts of this little write up. One a straight ahead flag waving cake baking anniversary homage. T’other, a tad more irreverent overview. Alas they are no more, disappearing to a place ,who knows where, following the incident of the laptop in meltdown.
We was gutted, some of my finest words, all in the right order, know spelling mistakes I hasten to add, where enshrined within that tribute, the canter and flow of the words and phrases ushering forth such vivid beauty, positively Shakespeare-an with a dash of Carroll, Dickens and MR James for the obligatory haunting effect, in time people would marvel, scholars reflect and schools study.
So, Keith at Fruits de Mer asked me to write a little thing about ‘Goldfish’ in 200 words, I mean does he read our reviews, we’ve usually gotten barely half way through the first sentence, punctuation avoided without drawing breath on 200 words, given we’ve used over a 185 words we’d better get a wiggle on, hell’s teeth, what are we goona say, do you think he’d like this……
Nice label shame about the name
Mark Barton, Losing Today

....thanks you might be able to tell from the cover image, goldfish isn't a bog-standard album - not so much an LP, more a threesome with benefits....

'Goldfish' spans three LPs, with tracks from the FdM back-catalogue by
Tor Peders
Us and Them
Tir na nOg
The Chemistry Set
Hills Have Riffs
White Sails
Soft Hearted Scientists
Claudio Cataldi
King Penguin
Beautify Junkyards
nick nicely
Blue Zeta Giant Puppies
Cranium Pie
Crystal Jacqueline
Mark McDowell
The Pretty Things
The Honey Pot
Permanent Clear Light
Frobisher Neck
Kris Gietkowski
Jack Ellister
Sidewalk Society
Schizo Fun Addict

...I've tried not to include too much from Record Collector's 'Plankton' collection of FdM's early years, or from records that are still easily available, or the more extended tracks we've released, such as those on our strangefish sublabel...Goldfish focuses mainly on what Fruits de Mer originally set out to deliver - classic and wilfully-obscure songs taken from, or heavily influenced by, the 60s and early 70s.

...and the bonus 7"? 'the little goldfish' contains two songs I really wanted to include on the 3LP set but the artists responsible for them managed to avoid me until the LPs were at test pressing stage - instead it'll be a bonus disc with all copies of 'goldfish' and I'm hoping to have a few extras available for gigs

    some Fruits de Mer releases you might be interested in....

  • Sendelica

  • The Pretty Things

  • Sidewalk Society

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