Valentino: The Last Emperor
Film Company: Acolyte Films
'Creaking Haze & Other Rave Ghosts'
Patterned Air Recordings
Patterned Air Recordings
'Kel's Vintage Thought EP'
'The Man Who Ate The Man'
'Come On The 'Phone EP'
'I Guess Sometimes I Need To Be Reminded Of How Much You Love Me'
'Wires and Traps'
First Fold Records
Discography: Albums, EPs & Singles
Creaking Haze & Other Rave Ghosts — LP
Patterned Air Recordings 2016
Tomorrow Curves — LP
First Fold Records 2011
Rave Fyre — single
Touched Music 2016
When I Wasn't Present — single
Cities & Memory 2015
Remixes by Assembled Minds
Mr Projectile — I Know
Touched Music 2015
Running On Air — More Than Machine
Running On Air Records 2017
Occurrence — The Things I’ve Always Liked, I Now Hate
Magnétophone — 4AD Releases
I Guess Sometimes I Need To Be Reminded Of How Much You Love Me — LP
The Man Who Ate The Man — LP
Come On The 'Phone — 12” EP
Kel’s Vintage Thought — 12” EP
…And May Your Last Words Be A Chance To Make Things Better — 7”
MNPLIE4AD — EP
Benny’s Trip — 12” EP
7” Singles — mixed labels
You Should Write Music / Monitor Rocket Science — 7”
Earworm Records 1998
Lubeecha — 7” Lathe
Earworm Records 1998
Air Methods / Fulm — 7”
Static Caravan Recordings 1998
Lights In The Eye — 7”
Active Suspension 1999
Relax Its the End of Electronica — 7”
Static Caravan 2002
EPs — mixed labels
Temporary Lid EP — 12"
Static Caravan Recordings 1999
Compilations Box-Flow — 7”
Ifrasonic Waves Volume II
Ochre Records 1999
Promo Phone 1 - LP
Wires and Traps — CD
First Fold Records 2008
The Science Must Contine — 12"
As 'Tape Recorder'
Earworm 12" Compilation 1999
Eve Transmission — CD comp "Interface"
Spaceage Recordings Compilation 2000
Little Boy's Acorn — CD comp '4WD'
I Hear Blonde Falcons — CD comp "10p 1 Play"
Robots and Electronic Brains Magazine 2002
22 Calibre Family — CD comp
Mind Expansion 2006
Systems Thinking Business Modelling Consultant — CD comp
Esopus Magazine 2008
Much Less Than a Day — Binary Oppositions CD comp
Static Caravan Recordings 2007
Much Less Than a Day Edit — Visionaire No. 53: Sound
Visionaire Publishing 2007
The Old Silver In and Out
György Ligeti Tribute
Remixes of Magnétophone
Kel's Vintage Thought — Outhud Remix
MNPLIE4AD — Lost in Edit by JM Lapham (The Earlies)
Benny's Trip — Sonic Boom Remix
Remixes by Magnétophone
Antiphon — Charles Atlas
Run From Safety — Octoberman
White Whale 2007
DJ Mixes of Magnétophone
Kel’s Vintage Thought (Outhud Mix)
Glimmer Twins DJ-Kicks
Studio !K7 2005
BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session, Maida Vale Studio (2000)
BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session, Live in Birmingham (2000)
XFM John Kennedy Session, Live in London (2001)
BBC Radio 3 Mixing It Session, Live in London (2001)
BBC Radio 1 Rob da Bank Session, Maida Vale Studio (2005)
BBC Radio 1 Blue Room Session, The Earlies' Studio / Echo Gate Studio (2005)
BBC 6Music Green Gartside, ‘The Forest Light Initiation Ceremony’ (24/02/16)
BBC 6Music Gideon Coe, ‘Come Meet Us in the Grotto’ (26/01/16)
BBC 6Music Gideon Coe, ‘The Face in the Mirror is Not Mine’ (18/01/16)
BBC 6Music Tom Ravenscroft, ‘Morris Horror’ (14/01/16)
BBC 6Music Tom Ravenscroft, ‘Through the Morris Light’ (14/01/16)
BBC 6Music Gideon Coe, ‘Morris Horror’ (23/12/15)
"The Assembled Minds is the work of Matt Saunders, formerly one half of Magnétophone (4AD). It’s a brilliant distillation of lost nights out and the ghosts of dead raves. Like the sounds in your head the day after, when you’re vainly attempting to sleep, but the rhythm won’t stop. Brilliant misremembered rave flashbacks."
—Jim Jupp, Ghost Box Records
"Differently great. Rippling reverb-misted pianos and a sleepwalk trance of drum machines and pumping bass – the vibe is much more Ultramarine’s “British Summertime” than ardkore. And there’s this sound that’s in most of the tracks: a high-pitched “peaky” timbre that is… ecstatically edging into dissonance, is the best I can do by way of describing it. It reminded me of what Trevor Horn once told me: his belief that great albums have the same sound running all the way through – his example was The Blue Nile’s Hats – so that every track is a chip off the same lustrous block, refracting slightly different."
—Simon Reynolds, Retromania
"There’s nothing like a complete outsider to turn the conventions of a genre inside out, and Matthew J Saunders of 4AD’s motorik shoegaze pop explorers Magnétophone has done just that with his incursions into dubstep as Veil. Marshalling analogue synths and reverbs, Saunders brings whimsical Radiophonic melodies (on ‘Eat The World’) and an ever so slightly ramshackle, played-live sensibility, as if (Hot Chip were jamming with Jaki Liebezeit (on ‘Park Mist’) into play. Thankfully, though, there’s none of the indie tweeness that could come with these approaches. Instead, Saunders has taken on board dubstep’s sound system sense of physical scale, and in so doing made his components strange, threatening and fantastical — and, by forgetting DJ-friendly orthodoxy and adding musicianly touches, opening up rich new avenues of exploration of chord patterns and long form melodic routes through dubstep’s architecture."
—Joe Muggs, The WIRE
"Complex Experimentation. Another outsider exploring new avenues away from the standard dancefloor wobbler, Matthew J Saunders is normally part of electronic indie experimenters Magnétophone — but on his solo debut winds round the dubstep template with buzzing synth melody lines and complex structures. ‘Park Mist’, with militant drums and haunting vocal snatches, is particularly powerful, and adventurous DJs should check this."