Fieldwork is a album of ambient, atmospheric, experimental music. Sometimes reminiscent of leftfield ambient electronica, broken beats and dubby grooves, sometimes taking influences from Synthwave sounds and 80’s electronic soundtracks.

All of the tracks on Fieldwork have a different starting point, some coming from field recordings, some developed from analog synth jams, some have their groundings in atmospheric sound-beds created for theatre productions. Although created in different ways, on different software platforms and with a distance of 10-years between starting the oldest track and completing the newest, they unite as a whole to create an immersive sonic experience.

I thought I’d create an alias for this release. Mustapha Bière sounds a little more exotic than Matthew Greasley, and is also a cheeky reference to one of my hobbies! Artwork for Fieldwork is by long-term musical collaborator and artist Ben Holmes, who resides in Donegal, Ireland. More of Ben’s work is available from

Fieldwork is available as a limited edition, hand-numbered cassette as well as digital download via


  1. Choke
  2. Drillin’
  3. Jenny
  4. Sinthool
  5. Glorious
  6. Super8
  7. Bedouin
  8. Amphitheatre

The cassette features all tracks on both sides..

I’ve created a small label as an outlet to release some music. I wanted to produce something physical that the listener can hold in their hand, something tangible. I have chosen as the primary medium the humble cassette. Cassettes are inexpensive, easy to produce and allow regular releases to be possible in a way that is less possible with vinyl.

The label is called Tape du Jour. I’m hoping to release something new around 6 times a year. The first release is called Fieldwork. There’ll be more to follow soon but here’s the first release on Bandcamp:

Incidentally, there’s a recent documentary on the growing popularity on cassette labels here: