Matthew Leigh Embleton

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01/05/2015 - Contemporary Works for Solo Flute, Attilia Mazzola (Audio Fabrique)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 Op 03 From Depth in a-minor

02 Op 04 Nocturnes in f-minor and g-minor, 1 Nocturne in f-minor

03 Op 06 Journey a-minor, 1 Arpeggiata

04 Op 02 Nocturnes in d-minor and e-minor, 2 Nocturne in e-minor

05 Op 06 Journey a-minor, 3 Eternal Recurrence

06 Op 04 Nocturnes in f-minor and g-minor, 2 Nocturne g-minor

07 Extransience in d-minor

08 Victoria Park, December 2005 in e-minor

"a beautiful and gentle touch, and no 'attack' or 'pressure' which I very much like"

"[Attilia] approaches the flute in the same way that Hong [Guo] approaches the piano, with a lightness of touch!"

"Matthew Leigh Embleton's beautiful compositions for solo flute continue to illustrate Matthew's exceptional talent, gift, and sensitivity as a composer, producer, and arranger of music. Matthew always brings an extraordinary sensitivity to all his productions and compositions, and each and every one of his works, has a visual sensibility that conjures, up a beautiful almost hallucinogenic imagery for the listener, and allows one to become completely lost in, and transported by the intense pleasure and deep relaxing peaceful harmony of the listening experience."

Chris Garland, (Audio Fabrique), London, March 2015.

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01/03/2015 - Op 05 Small Floating Crafts in c-minor, Hong Guo, Piano (Audio Fabrique)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 Op 05 Small Floating Crafts, 1 Introduction

02 Op 05 Small Floating Crafts, 2 Interlude

03 Op 05 Small Floating Crafts, 3 Conclusion

04 Op 02 Nocturnes in d-minor and e-minor, 2 Nocturne in e-minor

"Two exceptionally beautiful pieces of music composed and performed with great sensitivity taste and gentle delicacy. Hong Guo's beautiful interpretation of both pieces has a refinement, grace, delicacy and flow that perfectly captures the sense and sensibility of these beautiful perfect compositions. I find myself listening to this wonderful delightful, gracious music over and over again. Both pieces are simply beautiful, however 'Small Floating Crafts' has for me a special grace and simplicity, that envelopes me, and in which I entirely loose myself! I eagerly await more from Matthew & Hong, and feel bound to comment that both pieces are wonderfully 'filmic' and perfect soundtrack material!"

Chris Garland, (Audio Fabrique), London, March 2015.

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17/02/2015 - Tasmanian Lake, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

05/01/2015 - Ambient Music For Rainy English Autumn Afternoons (Audio Fabrique)

01 Anna May Wong (Melting)

02 Dragon (Melting)

03 Kensington Gardens (Melting)

04 Anyway (Melting)

05 Tears of Joy (Melting)

06 River (Melting)

07 Invisible (Melting)

08 Alone (Melting)

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23/12/2014 - Op 05 Small Floating Crafts in c-minor - 2 Interlude, Susan King, 23 String Harp

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10/10/2014 - Various - Goa Beach 25 (Millennium Records)

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06/10/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Spaces 2 (Audio Fabrique)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 Contemplatio

02 Lux Calidus

03 Aura Gelidus

French Baroque Lute textures and samples by Susan King

"Another beautiful and dreamlike album from the sonic mastery of Matthew Leigh Embleton. This album hypnotizes, floats, seduces and massages the senses in a gentle harmonic journey that heals the troubled spirit and inspires the senses. Matthew has consistently composed and produced the most beautiful and inspiring music, with both with his own compositions and as producer with for example The Psychedelic Manifesto's sublimely beautiful Garden of Dreams album, his work is faultless in its execution, and Matthew is in every sense a true 'Zen master of the sonic art form'. For me one of the great qualities of Matthew’s work, is that one is always able to entirely loose oneself in his music, and be carried away and seduced by the sonic magic and beautiful soft gentle emotions that he conjures up, in his always perfect alchemy of sound. He is of course creating the most perfect soundtrack music, and it can surely not be too long before we see Matthew Leigh Embleton emerging from his comfortable self-induced 'hermitage' and becoming one of the major film soundtrack composers."

Chris Garland, (Audio Fabrique), London, March 2015.

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24/09/2014 - Kod Betlehema, arranged for Renaissance Lute, performed by Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute.

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15/09/2014 - Snakestyle & Osamu Yano - Last Light EP (Alex Tronic Records)

Last Light (Remix 1)

Last Light (Remix 2)

Last Light (Remix 3)

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A revisiting and re-interpretation of the ambient guitar track 'Last Light' from the album 'Turning Point', in three remixes. Sublime guitar textures from Osamu Yano.

"Each of the three mixes here offers something truly different for the ears and the taste buds to get their teeth into, be it a nice long, slow and smooth introduction, tantalising and teasing you like some lover from the past, coming back to tempt you once again, with all the things you liked about them, or a glowing, warm and deceptively gentle bassline, which slowly gets the heart pounding and the toe tapping, so that you are truly sucked into the track, just like one of those hoovers which are, apparently, too powerful for us humans to handle anymore. It is a late summer sound, even an autumnal sound, in the way it seems to drift from speaker to ear, on its own terms, without so much as a care in the world. ****"

Jonathan Muirhead, isthismusic.com

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28/07/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Contemporary Works For Solo Lute (Audio Fabrique), Susan King and David Van Ooijen, Lutes

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 Op 01 Journey in d-minor - 1 Introduction, Piano con affetto

02 Op 01 Journey in d-minor - 2 The Pursuit, Con affetto e un poco agitato

03 Op 01 Journey in d-minor - 3 Looking Skyward, Con larghezza

04 Op 03 From Depth in a-minor

05 Op 02 Nocturnes, 1 Nocturne in d-minor, Piano molto e cantabile

06 Op 02 Nocturnes, 2 Nocturne in e-minor, Piano molto e cantabile

07 Op 06 Journey a-minor, 1 Arpeggiata, Adagio Andante e Piano

08 Extransience in d-minor, Affrettando con poco agitato

09 Victoria Park, December 2005 in e-minor, Piano molto e penseroso

10 Op 06 Journey a-minor, 2 Cloud Level in a-minor, Piano molto e penseroso

11 Tasmanian Lake in d-minor, Piano con affetto

12 Op 06 Journey a-minor, 3 Eternal Recurrence in a-minor, Piano molto con affetuoso

Susan King, French Baroque Lute

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

David Van Ooijen, Baroque Lute

Tracks 4, 7

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15/07/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Resonance FM 104.4 London, presented by Stephanie Feeney

Discussing modern Lute music and the Lute in Electronic and Ambient Music.

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15/07/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Resonance FM 104.4 London, presented by Stephanie Feeney

Discussing modern Lute music and the Lute in Electronic and Ambient Music.

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20/06/2014 - 'Spanish Voyage' (from 'Shades Of History') featured on 'Twilight Histories', Episode: 'Aztec Steel'.

Jordan Harbour's blog Twilight Histories features 'Spanish Voyage' in the Episode Aztec Steel.

"Aztec Steel takes place in a violent world fuelled by gold and hatred. When the Chinese discovered the Americas, they also discovered an advanced civilization–the Aztecs. A lucrative trade began, but this wasn’t to last. With the Chinese came crippling old world diseases that devastated the Aztecs. The Chinese were forced to colonize their lands, and the surviving Aztecs hated them for it.

Into the violent world have entered the Europeans. Your Spanish trading ship is quickly overrun and now you must survive, thousands of miles and an ocean away from home."

"I'd like to thank Matthew Embleton for his musical contribution to this episode. I heard Matthew's music on the podcast 'Ancient Rome Refocused', and contacted him to see if he had anything we could use, Matthew blew my mind by actually composing a piece of music specifically for this show. I've posted a link to Matthew's truly inspired music on the website at twilighthistories.com"

Jordan Harbour, Twilight Histories

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18/05/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Spaces (Audio Fabrique)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 Apparition

02 A Shaft Of Light

03 Quiet Observation

Matthew plays a 7c Renaissance Lute in F made by Luke Emmet of Orlando Lutes, Bass Guitar, and electronics.

"Music For Spaces is another beautiful inspired ambient sonic masterpiece from Matthew Leigh Embleton. Limpid drops of sonic poetry undulating waves of liquid sound, float in a beautiful enraptured harmony of the senses. Free Your Mind. lay back and lose yourself in this intensely moving beautiful soundtrack for the mind & body. Soft soothing gentle waves of sound dissolve the negative energy of external life and internal conflict. Your Imagination and senses are set free, as you roam through sensual journeys of the mind. Film music for the mind, a soundtrack for the senses. Perfect, beautiful healing and uplifting."

Chris Garland, (Audio Fabrique), London, March 2015.

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18/05/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Shades of History (Audio Fabrique)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 Hymn to Mithras (Ambience of Ancient Rome)

02 Spanish Voyage (Ambience of Renaissance Spain)

03 Hymn to Saturn (Ambience of Ancient Rome)

Matthew plays a 7c Renaissance Lute in F made by Luke Emmet of Orlando Lutes and electronics.

"Matthew Leigh Embleton's 'Shades Of History' is a beautiful infinite soundtrack through the enveloping tissues of time and space. A soundtrack for the senses. Romantic visions abound. Close your eyes and you are you are in renaissance Spain looking out to sea from as yet another galleon sails out to the new world, pennants flying and sails softly billowing in the quickening breeze. Or you are transported to a perfect balmy beautiful Tuscany or Florence, you sip your grapa, and gaze languidly out over the rolling sun kissed hills , shimmering rooftops and vineyards. This is an intensely beautiful album, an irresistible soundtrack for the mind and journey through the senses."

Chris Garland, (Audio Fabrique), London, March 2015.

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11/05/2014 - Various - Goa Beach 23 (Millennium Records)

01 - Snakestyle - Future Dub (Featuring Ranking Roger)

07 - Alex Tronic - Send Me Five Dollars (Featuring Kirsty Brown) (Snakestyle's 5 Dollar Remix)

08 - Becki Bardot - Summer of Love (Snakestyle's Extended Mix)

10 - Snakestyle - Space Lounge (Featuring Mike Embleton) (Extended Mix)

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07/05/2014 - 'Op 05 Small Floating Crafts - 3 Conclusion' the musical score from the film 'Little Boats', a film written and directed by Mike Embleton, performed by Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute.

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02/05/2014 - 'Op 05 Small Floating Crafts - 1 Introduction' the musical score from the film 'Little Boats', a film written and directed by Mike Embleton, performed by Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute.

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07/04/2014 - 'Little Boats' a short film written and directed by Mike Embleton. Music by Matthew Leigh Embleton.

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24/03/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop Volume 4 (Featuring David Van Ooijen, Lutes) (Alex Tronic Records / ATR Classical)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

Lute Night Sky, Pt 1

From Depth

Lute Night Sky, Pt 2

David plays a 6c and 7c Renaissance Lute, and Baroque Lute

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15/03/2014 - The Psychedelic Manifesto - Garden Of Dub Volume 1, Cooked (Audio Fabrique)

Cover Artwork by Hong Guo

01 Lost

02 Believe in Love

03 Life in a Day

04 Marrakech

05 Post Modern Buddha

06 Fire

07 Music is Love

08 Hypnotised

09 Inside

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14/03/2014 - The Psychedelic Manifesto - Garden Of Dreams (Audio Fabrique)

Cover Artwork by Hong Guo

01 Lost

02 Believe in Love

03 Life in a Day

04 Marrakech

05 Post Modern Buddha

06 Fire

07 Music is Love

08 Hypnotised

09 Inside

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14/03/2014 - The Psychedelic Manifesto - Garden Of Dub Volume 2, Chilled (Audio Fabrique)

Cover Artwork by Hong Guo

01 Lost

02 Believe in Love

03 Life in a Day

04 Marrakech

05 Post Modern Buddha

06 Fire

07 Music is Love

08 Hypnotised

09 Inside

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03/11/2013 - Op 01 Journey in d-minor - Steve Metcalfe, Renaissance Lute

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26/10/2013 - Op 02 No 2 Nocturne in e-minor - Steve Metcalfe, Archlute

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17/09/2013 - Snakestyle & Minnie Rogers - We Can See Ourselves EP (Alex Tronic Records)

Cover artwork by Matthew Leigh Embleton

01 Snakestyle & Minnie Rogers - We Can See Ourselves (Radio Edit)

02 Snakestyle & Minnie Rogers - We Can See Ourselves (Original Mix)

03 Snakestyle & Minnie Rogers - We Can See Ourselves (Dub Mix)

04 Snakestyle & Minnie Rogers - We Can See Ourselves (DJ SweetLeaf Remix)

05 Snakestyle & Minnie Rogers - We Can See Ourselves (Mediterranean Mix)

06 Snakestyle & Minnie Rogers - Dream Interrupted (Original Mix)

07 Snakestyle - Machines Warming Up (Version 1)

"This new Snakestyle production continuous Matthew Leigh Embleton's (AKA Snakstyle) journey towards sonic perfection. A master of sonic alchemy, with a true and instinctive understanding of the importance of the 'sound of the sound'. Matthew/Snakestyle is one of the few artists/producers/composers still standing who can evoke the massage of the senses and audio sensuality that Kraftwerk, were, and indeed are the grand masters of.

From the beautiful unique perfection of his classic and truly timeless 2008 album 'Turning Point', the sublime Snakstyle alchemy has continued to evoke its almost perfect sonic alchemy and ambient perfection, and his recent brilliant stunning inspired production for The Psychedelic Manifesto's beautiful healing/poetic/emotional masterpiece 'Garden of Dreams' album, show that here is a man who's mastery of the alchemy of sound is second to none.

With 'We Can See Ourselves', the shimmering sensual Snakestyle magic evokes the perfect 'chilled out karma' of mid 90's Ibiza. The sound and sense of harmonious loved up 'one-ness' and it's glorious 'feel good factor' (sadly missing today in almost everything) just washes all over you. This however is no retro-trip or 90's revival. For on the brilliant inspired and deeply psychedelic tripped out dub mix Matthew/Snakestyle shows that he is very much a 'poet of now', not a retrocentric revivalist'.

'We Can See Ourselves' is definitely a 'must have' for those who like their music filled with warm sensual good vibrations and seriously tripped out vibes. Also recommended is his awesome new sonic masterpiece of sound the Snakestyle Dub Mixes of 'Lost' from the new Psychedelic Manifesto album 'Garden Of Dreams'. Equally I highly recommend the re-discovery and indeed re-release of 'Turning Point'. And for all those interested is something truly unique and beautiful, Matthew's Classical Compositions/Productions 'Music For Lute & Laptop' are essential listening.

Matthew/Snakestyle is a deeply private person, who has chosen to always operate well below the radar. However I sense with these new productions, that he may (perhaps against his will) be forced blinking out into the light. For there are very few today who possess his unique mastery of sound."

Chris Garland, (Audio Fabrique), London, March 2015.

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01/09/2013 - Music For Lute And Laptop - Live at the Internationale Luitdagen 2013, Utrecht

16:30 Contemporary music for lute, with discussion following

Susan King: Music by Janina Evangelou-Oost, Helen Morrison, Matthew Leigh Embleton (last composer is present) and others

David van Ooijen: Music by Gilbert Isbin and others

Although the repertoire expands gradually, new compositions for the lute appear only sparsely. Why is this new repertoire for the lute so limited in comparison with for instance that for the recorder? Do lute players tend to be more conservative? Is the lute less accessible for modern composers? After the Susan King’s performance, a short, guided discussion occurs.

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18/08/2013 - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor - Steve Metcalfe, Renaissance Lute

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08/07/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop Volume 3 (Featuring David Van Ooijen, Lutes) (Alex Tronic Records / ATR Classical)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

David plays Archlute, Baroque Lute, and Theorbo

Mike Embleton plays provides electric guitar textures

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30/06/2013 - Journey in c-minor - Introduction, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

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06/06/2013 - Cloud Level - Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

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27/05/2013 - 'Hymn To Mithras' (from 'Shades Of History') featured on 'Ancient Rome Refocused'

Rob Cain's blog Ancient Rome Refocused features 'Hymn To Mithras' in Episode 12, Season 2, Venus (the statue of the goddess) takes a journey across time.

Matthew Leigh Embleton plays a 10 string kinnor lyre, and Minnie Rogers provides haunting backing vocals for this ambient evocation of Ancient Rome.

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15/05/2013 - Arpeggiata - David Van Ooijen, Baroque Lute

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06/05/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop Volume 2 (Featuring Susan King, Lute) (Alex Tronic Records / ATR Classical)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

Susan King plays an 11 Course Baroque Lute by Michael Lowe, Oxford, UK. Recorded at Mt Nelson, Hobart, Tasmania on 22nd June 2012 by Tony Sayer of Megatone Productions (Megatoneproductions@netspace.net.au)

On 'Tasmanian Lake' Matthew Leigh Embleton plays a 13 Course Baroque Lute by the David Van Edwards Summer School 2011 (www.vanedwards.co.uk), courtesy of The Lute Society

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01/05/2013 - Arpeggiata - Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

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16/04/2013 - Eternal Recurrence - Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

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04/03/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop Volume 1 (Featuring Susan King, Lute) (Alex Tronic Records / ATR Classical)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

Susan King plays an 11 Course Baroque Lute by Michael Lowe, Oxford, UK. Recorded at Mt Nelson, Hobart, Tasmania on 22nd June 2012 by Tony Sayer of Megatone Productions (Megatoneproductions@netspace.net.au)

The Laptop

In performances of modern art music, particularly Electro-Acoustic, Acousmatic, or Avant-Garde, the Laptop is listed as an instrument in its own right. The contribution that the Laptop makes to the overall sound depends entirely on the guidance from the composer, the interpretation of that guidance by the performer, and the software and how it is used to produce and / or modify sounds as part of the performance. In this project, the role of the Laptop is to provide gentle sonic treatments of the Lute and a harmonic ambient backdrop to the composition.

The Lute

The French Baroque Lute has a special tone quality, resonance and clarity of sound that speaks directly to the heart of the listener. It was developed in the first quarter of the 1600's by lutenists seeking a way to better express what they wanted to say in their music. They believed that the music of the lute was the voice of the gods. What they did was experimental and ground-breaking and paved the way for new directions in music. Today we carry on this tradition of innovation, allowing the voice of the lute and the technology available through the laptop to lead us forward to new horizons. The origin of the lute may be in the past, but this project shows that the lute is an instrument for our times and the future.

Susan King

Susan King (Jones) was born in Sydney, Australia on 8th January 1956. She gained her Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Never one to take the obvious pathway, Susan's life has been filled with interesting twists and turns. However in 2008 her love of the French Baroque Lute compelled her to move to Europe where she spent the next four years following her passion for lute playing across several continents.

She then returned to her home on the beautiful island of Tasmania where she directs the biennial Hobart Lute Festival.

Susan has always enjoyed working with composers in the creation of new music and loves exploring the possibilities this offers with the lute. In 1988, Australian composer Robert Allworth wrote the first concerto written in modern times for the French Baroque Lute for Susan.

"The music of this instrument speaks to me in a way that no other music does.

When I hold my lute, it is no longer just me and the lute it is neither of us but something else, something that demands to be heard, to speak, to move, to communicate. I play music because I must and I play the French Baroque Lute because it is the sound I desire.

When I play from the original handwritten 17th century manuscripts I feel connected to the composer. Across time and space, 400 years apart, we meet.

And when I work with living composers, I hear my lute in new ways, which deepens my understanding of the instrument. Working with Matthew has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the lute, truly bringing it into the 21st century."

For more information: Susan King's Website

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01/02/2013 - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor - Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

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25/01/2013 - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor - David Van Ooijen, Baroque Lute

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21/01/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Resonance FM 104.4 London, presented by Stephanie Feeney

Discussing modern Lute music and the Lute in Electronic and Ambient Music.

01 - Journey in D Minor (Published by The Lute Society, played by Susan King, Stuart Walsh, and David Van Ooijen)

02 - Becki Bardot (aka Rebecca Croan) - Summer of Love (Snakestyle's Ibiza Sunrise Mix, Alex Tronic Records)

03 - Joan Ambrosio Dalza - Tastar De Corde #3

04 - Snakestyle & Sweetleaf - Out Of Bounds (Alex Tronic Records)

05 - Snakestyle - Late Night Improvisation (Alex Tronic Records)

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05/01/2013 - Looking Skyward - Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

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15/12/2012 - Op 02 No 2 Nocturne in e-minor - Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

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27/11/2012 - Various - Volume 4, Beat Up (Alex Tronic Records)

04 - Alex Tronic & Becki Bardot - Ibiza Island (Featuring Sally Stapleton) (Snakestyle's Drum & Bass Mix)

06 - Minnie Rogers - Side to Side (Snakestyle's Analogue Mix)

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20/11/2012 - Various - Volume 3, The Chill Out (Alex Tronic Records)

02 - Becki Bardot - Summer of Love (Snakestyle's Ibiza Sunrise Mix)

03 - Alex Tronic - Sunshine Lover (Snakestyle's Sun Lounger Mix)

04 - Alex Tronic - Send Me Five Dollars (Snakestyle's Spaced Out Mix)

06 - Becki Bardot - Summer of Love (Snakestyle's Summer Of Dub

10 - Snakestyle - A Rainy Night in London (Featuring Minnie Rogers)

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05/10/2012 - Looking Skyward - Susan King, Baroque Lute

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04/10/2012 - Extransience - Susan King, Baroque Lute

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28/09/2012 - Becki Bardot & Alex Tronic - Balearica Sessions EP (Alex Tronic Records)

03 - Alex Tronic & Becki Bardot - Ibiza Island (Featuring Sally Stapleton) (Snakestyle`s Drum & Bass Mix)

05 - Alex Tronic & Becki Bardot - Ibiza Island (Featuring Sally Stapleton) (Snakestyle's Electro Step Mix)

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22/07/2012 - Cloud Level - Susan King, Baroque Lute

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29/06/2012 - Bach - BWV999 Prelude In C Minor, Ambient Remix, David Van Ooijen, Archlute, Matthew Leigh Embleton, Ambient electronics.

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27/05/2012 - Op 01 Journey in d-minor - David Van Ooijen, Baroque Lute

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20/02/2012 - Alex Tronic - Electricals EP (Alex Tronic Records)

03 - Alex Tronic - Sunshine Lover (Snakestyle's Sun Lounger Mix)

04 - Alex Tronic - Send Me Five Dollars (Snakestyle's Five Dollar Remix)

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09/01/2012 - Snakestyle & James Dodd - Warm Dusk EP (Alex Tronic Records)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 - Snakestyle & James Dodd - Warm Dusk (Original Mix)

02 - Snakestyle & James Dodd - Warm Dusk (Snakestyle Remix)

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15/12/2011 - Snakestyle - Snakestyle World Radio reviewed by Jonathan Muirhead, isthismusic.com)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

"There’s a real, resounding eeriness which lies beneath the sound here. It’s very unsettling but quite exciting at the same time and really draws you into the heart of the music, telling you that these are dark and stormy waters into which you are being drawn.

The overall smoothness of the sound really helps, some beats which are almost Balearic chiming with the bass to get the heart pumping and the stomach a-stirring.

But all this would mean nothing without the beautiful vocals which sit on top of everything else. Coming on as a bit of a cross between Michael Stipe and Aretha Franklin, the words are rarely fully heard but the emotions always fully expressed, which makes this oddly perfect winter listening."

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12/12/2011 - Snakestyle - Snakestyle World Radio (Alex Tronic Records)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 - Snakestyle - Just Moving (Featuring Andy Barnett)

02 - Snakestyle - I Control The Light

03 - Snakestyle - Machines Warming Up (Version 2)

04 - Snakestyle - Rising And Falling

05 - Snakestyle - Stirred Sleep (Featuring Mike Embleton)

06 - Snakestyle - Across And Dub

07 - Snakestyle - Communications Frozen

08 - Snakestyle - Waking Up In A Jungle (Featuring Daniel Waples & Flavio Lopez)

09 - Snakestyle - Side To Side (Featuring Minnie Rogers)

10 - Snakestyle - Snow Shelter

11 - Snakestyle - Late Night Improvisation

12 - Snakestyle - Communications Frozen (Video by Mike Embleton)

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05/12/2011 - Snakestyle - Snakestyle Live Volume 2 (Alex Tronic Records)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 - Snakestyle - Machines Warming Up (Whirl-Y-Gig 1st March 2009)

02 - Snakestyle - Hopeful (Whirl-Y-Gig 1st March 2009)

03 - Snakestyle - Side To Side (Whirl-Y-Gig, 1st March 2009)

04 - Snakestyle - Turning Point (Whirl-Y-Gig, 1st March 2009)

05 - Snakestyle - Space Lounge (Featuring Mike Embleton) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 1st March 2009)

06 - Snakestyle - Missing You Already (Whirl-Y-Gig, 1st March 2009)

07 - Snakestyle - Counter-Rotation (Featuring Sweetleaf) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 1st March 2009)

08 - Snakestyle - A Rainy Night In London (Featuring Minnie Rogers) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 1st March 2009)

09 - Snakestyle - Waterfront Perimeter (Featuring Daniel Waples) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 1st March 2009)

10 - Snakestyle - Out Of Bounds (Featuring Sweetleaf) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 1st March 2009)

11 - Snakestyle - Frozen State (Waveform Festival, 13th September 2008)

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29/11/2011 - Snakestyle - Snakestyle Live Volume 1 (Alex Tronic Records)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 - Snakestyle - Turning Point (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

02 - Snakestyle - Missing You Already (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

03 - Snakestyle - Frozen State (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

04 - Snakestyle - Neutral Buoyancy (Featuring Mike Embleton) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

05 - Snakestyle - Sunrise Dub (Featuring Mike Embleton) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

06 - Snakestyle - Counter-Rotation (Featuring Sweetleaf) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

07 - Snakestyle - A Rainy Night in London (Featuring Minnie Rogers) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

08 - Snakestyle - Space Lounge (Featuring Mike Embleton) (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

09 - Snakestyle - Extransience (Whirl-Y-Gig, 26th October 2008)

10 - Snakestyle - Turning Point (Edensounds, 26th April 2008)

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06/05/2011 - Becki Bardot - Summer Of Love EP (Alex Tronic Records)

02 - Becki Bardot - Summer Of Love (Snakestyle's Ibiza Sunrise Mix)

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11/06/2010 - Various - Made Of Dawn (Blue Hour Sounds)

03 - Snakestyle - Across And Up

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05/04/2010 - Various - Shanti Bar 1 (Millennium Records)

CD 1 02 - Snakestyle - Missing You Already

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08/02/2010 - Various - Shanti Lounge 1 (Millennium Records)

CD 1 09 - Snakestyle - Turning Point

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08/06/2009 - Various - Hope (Fluid Audio)

02 - Snakestyle - Hopeful

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27/05/2009 - Snakestyle - Turning Point reviewed by Jonathan Muirhead, isthismusic.com)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

"The closest definition or genre one can come up with for an album such as this is club rock. Clubbers love their music pummelling and upfront. Rockers love their music brutal and basic. What both audiences love is that very basic primal urge to just shed off all society’s inhibitions and dance. It is rare, in these days of ‘Pop Idol’ homogeny, to hear such a spiky and dynamic record, with such a personality all of its own.

This disc has quite clearly got both an agenda and an objective mind all of its own. And is all the better for it. Rather than being a collection of sounds or singles, this record has quite clearly been constructed as some kind of aural soundscape, to be slowly digested as all the sounds and flavours leak out into your system, poisoning and purifying you at the same time. Close your eyes when listening to it and memories and images will welcomingly mingle inside you.

It will be there for you in your hour of need. It is both comfort blanket and bedrock, just like all the best music should be. And it has a real blade of ice at its centre."

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09/12/2008 - Snakestyle - Turning Point (Alex Tronic Records)

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

01 - Snakestyle - Turning Point

02 - Snakestyle - Missing You Already

03 - Snakestyle - Future Dub (Featuring Ranking Roger)

04 - Snakestyle - Neutral Buoyancy (Version 2) (Featuring Mike Embleton)

05 - Snakestyle - Ideas While Walking

06 - Snakestyle - Counter-Rotation (Featuring Sweetleaf)

07 - Snakestyle - A Rainy Night In London (Featuring Minnie Rogers)

08 - Snakestyle - Waterfront Perimeter (Featuring Daniel Waples)

09 - Snakestyle - Come Around (Featuring Ranking Roger)

10 - Snakestyle - High Altitude Part 1 - Summit Plateau

11 - Snakestyle - Space Lounge (Featuring Mike Embleton)

12 - Snakestyle - Suspended Static

13 - Snakestyle - Out Of Bounds Part 1 (Featuring Sweetleaf)

14 - Snakestyle - High Altitude Part 2 - Summit

15 - Snakestyle - Last Light (Featuring Osamu Yano)

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01/12/2008 - Various - Goa Beach 10 (Millennium Records)

CD 2 05 - Snakestyle - My Angel

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16/07/2008 - Various - Goa Beach 9 (Millennium Records)

CD 2 09 - Snakestyle - Reassured

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22/02/2008 - Various - Future Memories (Interchill Records)

08 - Snakestyle - Neutral Buoyancy (Version 1) (Featuring Mike Embleton)

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01/02/2008 - Various - Oahu Still Get Fish (The Kind Productions)

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01/10/2007 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Dreams (Millennium Records)

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01/10/2007 - Various - Dreams (Millennium Records)

03 - Snakestyle - Sunrise Dub (Featuring Mike Embleton)

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01/09/2007 - Snakestyle - Snakestyle (Millennium Records)

01 - Snakestyle - Frozen State

02 - Snakestyle - My Angel

03 - Snakestyle - Tuning In

04 - Snakestyle - Dynamic Apnea

05 - Snakestyle - Point To Point

06 - Snakestyle - Recurring Dream

07 - Snakestyle - Reassured

08 - Snakestyle - Static Apnea

09 - Snakestyle - Sunrise Dub (Featuring Mike Embleton)

10 - Snakestyle - Extransience

11 - Snakestyle - Drifting Off

12 - Snakestyle - Kelly's Tune

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25/04/2005 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Tantra Trance (Millennium Records)

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26/07/2004 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Goa Beach 2 (Millennium Records)

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26/01/2004 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Music For An Imaginary Film (Millennium Records)

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22/09/2003 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Latina Beach bar 2 (Millennium Records)

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26/08/2002 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Goa Beach 1 (Millennium Records)

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29/04/2002 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Killing Time (Millennium Records)

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04/02/2002 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Ambient Soho 3 (Millennium Records)

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19/03/2001 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Spider (Worm Interface Records)

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11/02/2001 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Ambient Soho 2 (Millennium Records)

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05/06/2000 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Ambient Soho 1 (Millennium Records)

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11/01/2000 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Volume Transmission (Worm Interface Records)

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01/06/1999 - Sandspider (with Alan McDermott) - Various - Ambient Odyssey (Rumour Records)

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