Media Music


Valentino: The Last Emperor

Film Company: Acolyte Films
Studio: StudioCanal
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Additional Music Composers: Matthew J Saunders & John Hanson
Duration: Feature Length (01:36:00)
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Bobbie and Clive

Film Company: Triptych Film Company
Director: Joshua Jones
Producer/Screenwriter: Ellie Pack
Composer: Matthew J Saunders
Duration: Short (00:09:23)
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Waterworks

Director/Music Editor: Benjamin Wood
Composer: Matthew J Saunders
Duration: Short (00:06:55)
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Touched 3: Music For MacMillan Cancer Support

Record Label: Touched Music
Media: Promo Video for 'Touched 3' album
Music and visuals by Matthew J Saunders
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Artist Albums

Assembled Minds

'Creaking Haze & Other Rave Ghosts'
Patterned Air Recordings

Assembled Minds

'Tomorrow Curves'
Patterned Air Recordings

Magnétophone

'Kel's Vintage Thought EP'
4AD

Magnétophone

'The Man Who Ate The Man'
4AD

Magnétophone

'Come On The 'Phone EP'
4AD

Magnétophone

'I Guess Sometimes I Need To Be Reminded Of How Much You Love Me'
4AD

Magnétophone

'Wires and Traps'
First Fold Records

Discography: Albums, EPs & Singles

Assembled Minds
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
Occurrence 2016

Magnétophone — 4AD Releases
I Guess Sometimes I Need To Be Reminded Of How Much You Love Me — LP
4AD 2000

The Man Who Ate The Man — LP
4AD 2005

Come On The 'Phone — 12” EP
4AD 2000

Kel’s Vintage Thought — 12” EP
4AD 2004

…And May Your Last Words Be A Chance To Make Things Better — 7”
4AD 2005

MNPLIE4AD — EP
4AD 2005

Benny’s Trip — 12” EP
4AD 2005

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
Ensnare 2006

Wires and Traps — CD
First Fold Records 2008

Miscellaneous
Magnétophone

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'
4AD 2000

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
Topher 2008

Remixes of Magnétophone
Kel's Vintage Thought — Outhud Remix
4AD 2004

MNPLIE4AD — Lost in Edit by JM Lapham (The Earlies)
4AD 2005

Benny's Trip — Sonic Boom Remix
4AD 2006

Remixes by Magnétophone
Antiphon — Charles Atlas
Audraglint 2004

Run From Safety — Octoberman
White Whale 2007

DJ Mixes of Magnétophone
Kel’s Vintage Thought (Outhud Mix)
Glimmer Twins DJ-Kicks
Studio !K7 2005

Radio Sessions

Magnétophone
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)

Mixes

Matthew J Saunders
A mix of musical influences for The WIRE magazine.
An hour long mix of creaky techno for Self-Titled magazine.

Reviews

"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."
—MixMag