feeding | ear - biography
Composing, recording, mixing and mastering under the alias feeding | ear, Matt Mclean has been actively involved in the music industry for the last ten years.
His formal education is comprised of a Bachelor of Composition and Music Technology and a Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music (Keyboard) from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts.
Further mentoring from Stuart James (PhD) led to a freelance position at Soundfield Studio, learning the art of engineering and expanding on his abilities as a composer and producer.
Combining his skill sets of composition and engineering has given Matt a unique edge in the industry. With a thorough understanding of both the technical and emotional requirements of composing work to a brief, Matt delivers high quality electronic infused scores, with complex, shifting timbres and evocative sound design.
His passion project Lilt, a live electronic/alt pop ensemble has received over two million online plays, had high rotation airplay on Triple J, and supported international and national acts of prestige (Morcheeba, Flume, Austra).
Matt's VGM work is managed by Fabian Malabello and The Otherworld Agency, who represent over twenty composers and sound designers working on indie games to AAA titles. Matt's work as both a composer and mix and mastering engineer has been recognised, recently winning two Australian Game Developer Awards for his work on Rumu and Florence. Florence has also won multiple awards of prestige, including a BAFTA (Mobile Game) 2019.
Matt has held Lecturing and Tutor positions in the fields of Audio and Songwriting at Murdoch University, WAAPA, and SAE Perth.
He also holds an audio technician touring role with internationally acclaimed act Tame Impala. (2018-current).
Matt's composition work has also been featured on several animes in collaboration with Kevin Penkin, including 'Tower Of God' and 'Made In Abyss: Season 3'.
Tower Of God was awarded Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2021 "Best Score".
Matt has also composed for AAA title 'Apex Legends: Mobile', with works for in game event 'Rowdys Deep Cut' and composing and engineering the first half of the final season trailer.
Matt is currently composing for two new games 'Dead Second' and 'Lightspawn', and has several new mix projects forthcoming including the new anime 'Spice and Wolf'.
Selected Discography and Notable Industry Achievements
'Apex Legends Mobile' - 2023 (Season 4 Trailer, Composer/Engineer)
'Apex Legends Mobile' - 2022 (Rowdys Deep Cut, Composer/Engineer)
'Made In Abyss S3' - 2022 (Additional compositon and Eurorack programming, 2 x works)
'Broken Pieces' - 2022 (OST Composer/Engineer (non tape works)
'The Last Stand: Aftermath' - 2022 (OST Co-composition with Sean Tinnion, Mix Engineer)
'Orwell 2' - 2018 (OST Composer/Engineer)
'Rumu' - 2017 (OST Composer/Engineer)
'Orwell' - 2016 (OST Composer/Engineer)
'Hacknet' - 2016 (OST Composer, 1 x work)
'Basement' - 2018 (OST Composer/Engineer)
'Florence' - 2018 (Mix Engineer/IGM Mastering Engineer)
'Hacknet - Labyrinths' - 2017 (Mastering Engineer)
'This Is The Police' - 2016 (Mastering Engineer)
'Metal Gear Solid V' - Snake Eater Remix' - 2015 (Mix Engineer)
Tower Of God - Crunchyroll Anime Awards Best Score - Winner 2021
Rumu - Australian Game Developers Award - Winner 2018
Florence - Australian Game Developers Award - Winner 2018
Florence - BAFTA 'Mobile Game' - Winner 2019
Florence - Freeplay Awards Excellence in Audio - Winner 2018
Florence - NZ Play By Play Awards 'Across the Ditch' Winner 2018
WAM Song of The Year - Rumu - Unveiled 2018 Experimental Category Nominee 2018
WAM Song of The Year - 'Into Another' Electronica Category Winner 2010
Revel8 Film Festival 2010 - 'Lightening Shadows' Winner Best Score 2010
Featuring VGM works from 'Orwell', 'Hacknet', 'Basement', as well as several experimental compositions.