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 http://www.benholmesart.com/
Fieldwork is available as a limited edition, hand-numbered cassette as well as digital download via https://tapedujour.bandcamp.com/releases
The cassette features all tracks on both sides..