Matthew Word Bain

is creating Atmospheric Recordings
Select a membership level
Pledge $1 per creation
per creation
• stream all audio tracks 

• mp3 download of 5 minute ambient tracks
• mp3 download of original songs

Pledge $3 per creation
per creation
• All of the $1 per creation rewards
• mp3 download of 20 minute ambient tracks
Pledge $5 per creation
per creation
• all of the $1 and $3 per creation rewards
• mp3 download of 40 minute ambient tracks



About Matthew Word Bain

Howdy - thanks for visiting my page!

I am creating sound recordings on location of ambience, events, and processes both natural and artificial. I explore the various textures and depths of sound in settings and situations of all sorts.

You can use these recordings as soundtracks for meditation, for drifting into sleep, or for changing the atmosphere of the space you are in. Feel free to let me know what else you find them useful for - I would love to know!

I am interested in recorded sound as it relates to emotion, memory, time, and the human autonomic nervous system. I have a great curiosity about the acoustical differences and interplay between biophony (biologically generated sound), geophony (earth generated sound: wind, water, etc.), and anthropophony (the sound of human creations).

As things develop I may create a video component to accompany these audio recordings. I am also a songwriter and recording artist, so as circumstances allow I will be posting recordings of songs I have written and/or some experimental instrumental compositions, most likely featuring samples from these ambient recordings. Secretly I am ensconced in field recording adventures for the purpose of slowly building a sound library from which to launch my foray into sound design en route to composing music built from organic sounds to carry lyrics of my creation to the tune of melodies I devise, adorned and undergirded by harmonies vocal and chordal. Don't tell a soul - but please come with!

If you would like to support me but are worried about how prolific I might become, there are two things you should know: 1) Patreon has a feature which allows you to cap your support per month [] and 2) I am planning to post only one or two creations per month for the foreseeable future. I will also post bonus tracks as I am able (for which you won't be charged, but which will only be available to patrons). 

I post tracks for streaming on SoundCloud and occasionally write about the places I record on Thank you for your interest in my work!
0% complete
$50 per creation means food and gas for my days in the field are covered, courtesy of my fine patrons!
1 of 7

Recent posts by Matthew Word Bain

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 33 exclusive posts
Audio releases
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 33 exclusive posts
Audio releases
How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits