Fish Dreams the Universe

by Meadow Argus

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The third EP from Meadow Argus incorporates three English folk song with the usual array of acid/space sounds. It also marks the debut recording of a young Coby Cole Stegman who has been hanging around the fringes of the Argus universe for 20 odd years now...


released April 4, 2019

Recorded at Argus Studios, Witta, Qld, Australia (2016-2019)

All titles Traditional except
"A Lunar Pearl" written by J. Cole

Coby Cole Stegman - Vocals on tracks 1, 2, and 4
Lizzie O'Keefe - Theramin on track 3

All titles arranged, recorded and produced by J. Cole

Instruments - Voice, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Organ, Keys and Synthesizers (soft and hard), Theramin, Drum Programming, E-Bows, Delays, Fuzz, Uni-Vibes, Phazers

Cover Photo by Harry Stranger


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Meadow Argus QLD, Australia

Meadow Argus is the studio based musical project through which Australian composer, Jevan Cole explores the rich, deep and underlying connections between traditional folk musics, psychedelia, folklore, mythology and environmentalism. Meadow Argus launches into deep space on a seething bed of tape delays, ebows, synths and found sounds. ... more

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Track Name: The Greenland Whale Fishery
The Greenland Whale Fishery

They took us jolly sailor lads
A-fishing for the whale.
On the fourth day of August in 1864
Bound for Greenland we set sail.

The lookout stood on the cross-trees high
With a spyglass in his hand.
“There's a whale, there's a whale, there's a whale-fish,” he cried,
“And she blows at every span.”

The captain stood on the quarterdeck,
And a sod of a man was he.
“Overhaul, overhaul, let your davit tackles fall.”
And we'll launch them boats to sea.

We struck that whale and the line played out
But she gave a flurry with her tail.
And the boat capsized, we lost seven of our men,
And we never caught that whale.

Now the losing of seven fine seamen,
It grieved the captain sore.
But the losing of a bloody sperm whale
Oh, it grieved him ten times more.

Now, Greenland is a horrid place,
Where our fisher lads have to go,
Where the rose and the lily never bloom in spring;
No there's only ice and snow
Track Name: Cruel Mother
There was a lady lived in York
All alone and a-loney
A farmer's son, he courted her
All down by the greenwood sidey

He courted her for seven long years
All alone and a-loney
At last she proved in child by him
All down by the greenwood sidey

Oh, dear babe, if you were mine
All alone and a-loney
I'd dress you in silk and satin so fine
All down by the greenwood sidey
Track Name: King Herod and the Cock
King Herod and the Cock

There was a star in David's land
In David's land appeared
And in King Herod's chamber
So bright it did shine there

The wise men they soon spied it
And told the King a-nigh
That a Prince's babe was born that night
No King shall e'er destroy

If this be the truth, King Herod said
That thou hast told to me
The roasted cock that lies in the dish
Shall crow full senses three

Oh the cock soon thrustened and feathered well
By the work of god's own hand
And he did crow full senses three
In the dish where he did stand

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