Matthew Leigh Embleton

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

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

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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

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.

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

Track 01 - Snakestyle - Future Dub (Featuring Ranking Roger)

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

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

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

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

Cover Artwork by Hong Guo

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

Cover Artwork by Hong Guo

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

Cover Artwork by Hong Guo

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

Cover artwork by Matthew Leigh Embleton

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track 07 - Snakestyle - Machines Warming Up (Version 1)

"This new Snakestyle production continous 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 artits/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 there music filled with warm sensual good vibrations and seriously tripped out vibes. Also recomended is his awesome new sonic masterpiece of sound the Snakestyle Dub Mix's 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 Compostions/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 posses his unique mastery of sound."

Chris Garland, August 2013

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.

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

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

Track 03 - Joan Ambrosio Dalza - Tastar De Corde #3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

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

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

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

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

"There’s a real, resounding eerieness 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."

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

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Snakestyle - Just Moving (Featuring Andy Barnett)

Track 02 - Snakestyle - I Control The Light

Track 03 - Snakestyle - Machines Warming Up (Version 2)

Track 04 - Snakestyle - Rising And Falling

Track 05 - Snakestyle - Stirred Sleep (Featuring Mike Embleton)

Track 06 - Snakestyle - Across And Dub

Track 07 - Snakestyle - Communications Frozen

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

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

Track 10 - Snakestyle - Snow Shelter

Track 11 - Snakestyle - Late Night Improvisation

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

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

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track 03 - Snakestyle - Across And Up

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

CD 1 Track 02 - Snakestyle - Missing You Already

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

CD 1 Track 09 - Snakestyle - Turning Point

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

Track 02 - Snakestyle - Hopeful

27/05/2009 - Snakestyle - Turning Point reviewed 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 pummeling 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."

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

Cover artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Snakestyle - Turning Point

Track 02 - Snakestyle - Missing You Already

Track 03 - Snakestyle - Future Dub (Featuring Ranking Roger)

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

Track 05 - Snakestyle - Ideas While Walking

Track 06 - Snakestyle - Counter-Rotation (Featuring Sweetleaf)

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

Track 08 - Snakestyle - Waterfront Perimeter (Featuring Daniel Waples)

Track 09 - Snakestyle - Come Around (Featuring Ranking Roger)

Track 10 - Snakestyle - High Altitude Part 1 - Summit Plateau

Track 11 - Snakestyle - Space Lounge (Featuring Mike Embleton)

Track 12 - Snakestyle - Suspended Static

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

Track 14 - Snakestyle - High Altitude Part 2 - Summit

Track 15 - Snakestyle - Last Light (Featuring Osamu Yano)

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

CD 2 Track 05 - Snakestyle - My Angel

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

CD 2 Track 09 - Snakestyle - Reassured

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

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

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

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

Track 03 - Snakestyle - Sunrise Dub (Featuring Mike Embleton)

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

Track 01 - Snakestyle - Frozen State

Track 02 - Snakestyle - My Angel

Track 03 - Snakestyle - Tuning In

Track 04 - Snakestyle - Dynamic Apnea

Track 05 - Snakestyle - Point To Point

Track 06 - Snakestyle - Recurring Dream

Track 07 - Snakestyle - Reassured

Track 08 - Snakestyle - Static Apnea

Track 09 - Snakestyle - Sunrise Dub (Featuring Mike Embleton)

Track 10 - Snakestyle - Extransience

Track 11 - Snakestyle - Drifting Off

Track 12 - Snakestyle - Kelly's Tune

Sandspider (With Alan McDermott)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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