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The Beat and Track is pleased to announce a live performance on Record Store Day, 23rd April 2022. Image

Matthew J Saunders will be performing as “Avail Yourself”, creating a long form set of taut and tense, fuzzed-up ambient music using synths, loopers, freeze pedals, reverbs and a sampler.

Expect blurry evolving atmospheres, amplified room tones, crackling laser-lit melodies and beats made of fog and decommissioned loom parts.

Performance will start at 12.00pm and may never end.
Matthew J Saunders is a Birmingham native who absent-mindedly sine-wave-surfed his way to the West Country in 2001 and never got back. He records and performs as Avail Yourself, Twilight Sequence, Assembled Minds, Rapid Eye Electronics Ltd. (with fellow West Country brown acid wizards Farmer Glitch and IX Tab), and Magnétophone.

He's released records on 4AD and many other labels and has a 7”, 12” and an LP coming out on Castles in Space in 2022 (as Twilight Sequence — the single sided etched 12” 'Trees in General: And the Larch” was recently played on BBC 6Music by Gideon Coe, and will be available to buy at the performance). He's also worked with Peter Kember, Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, King Creosote, The Earlies and James Yorkston, and recorded sessions for Radio 1 for John Peel, Rob Da Bank, Radio 3's Mixing It and XFM.