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Listen to an exclusive mix from Patterned Air Recordings

April 2017

Patterned Air founder Matt Saunders presents a mix of tracks that have inspired the UK label

Established in 2016 by musician/producer Matt Saunders (Magnétophone/Veil), Patterned Air Recordings is a label devoted to "analogue synths, reel-to-reel machines, Radiophonics, music for children, early electronic experiments, folkloric eeriness, seances, electronic voice phenomenon, old techno, deteriorated music".

To date the label has released music by Saunders's recording project Assembled Minds plus CukoO, RunningOnAir and Lo Five. Reviewing When It's Time To Let Go by Lo Five in The Wire 398, Simon Reynolds wrote, "From [the] second (or is it third?) wave of spectral audio action, Patterned Air Recordings might be the most alluring and intriguing of a busy bunch."

Saunders's exclusive hour-long mix for The Wire reveals some of the inspirations behind the label, from the pioneering electronic music of Desmond Leslie, Delia Derbyshire and Raymond Scott to the post-rave atmospherics of Aphex Twin, Photek and Mu-Ziq.


Desmond Leslie “Gathering Of The Elders”
Rob Hubbard “Theme From Thrust (Soundhog Remix)”
Steve Reich “Pendulum Music”
Roy Of The Ravers “Emotinium”
Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange “Running”
Aphex Twin “On (D-scape Mix)”
Kreidler “New Earth”
Goblin “Connexion”
Piano Magic “For Engineers”
Dopplereffekt “Higgs-Mechanism”
Sauveur Mallia “Synthetic Neutron”
Lalo Schifrin “The Hologram”
Daphne Oram “Power Tools”
Photek “The Hidden Camera”
Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange “Falling”
Raymond Scott “Cindy Electronium”
Assembled Minds “Crying On A Sheet of Acid”
Jóhann Jóhannsson “Part 1 — IBM 1401 Processing Unit”
Deaf Center “Eloy”
Paul Bonneau “Preambule No 36”
Mu-Ziq “Old Fun #1”
Delia Derbyshire “Blue Veils And Golden Sands”

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