4mat

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4mat
Birth nameMatthew Simmonds
Born (1974-03-15) 15 March 1974 (age 47)[1]
OriginUnited Kingdom[2]
GenresElectronic music, chiptune
Occupation(s)Composer, musician, sound designer
Years active1989–present[3]
Website4mat.bandcamp.com

Matthew Simmonds, also known as 4mat or 4-Mat, is a British electronic musician, sound designer, and video game composer best known for his chiptunes written in tracker software.[4] He began his career in the demoscene of the early 1990s composing on the Amiga.[5][6]

Discography[edit]

Demo scene[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Decades (2010)
  • Surrender (2011)
  • Legacy Trails (2011)
  • Extras (2011)
  • Origins (2012)
  • Rips (2012)
  • Guru (2012)
  • Sans Titre (2012)
  • Closure (2012)
  • Nadir (2014)
  • Modern Closure (2019)

EPs[edit]

  • Starfields (2010)

Video game credits[edit]

4mat has been credited on the following games:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crown (2001). "4mat - Interview". Amiga Music Preservation. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ Houston, Niamh (4 November 2014). "Music Made On Game Boys Is a Much Bigger Deal Than You'd Think". Vice. Archived from the original on 22 December 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ Collins, Karen (28 January 2013). From Pac-Man to Pop Music: Interactive Audio in Games and New Media (Kindle ed.). Ashgate Publishing. p. 224. ISBN 9781409494195. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ Jeriaska (13 January 2015). "Matt Simmonds on the design of 4mat chipmusic". The Ongaku. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  5. ^ Jeriaska (5 July 2010). "Depth Music Q&A: 4mat's Decades". Indie Games. UBM plc. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  6. ^ Magic of Nah-Kolor. "Portrait: 4-Mat of Orb & Ate Bit". Hugi Magazine. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  7. ^ "commodore amiga cracktro - SKID ROW - *lemmings final* - cbm". YouTube. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Matthew Simmons - Credits". MobyGames. Blue Flame Labs. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

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