23:33 - !J.O.O.E.! Negative Plane definitely. - Dunno, I'm probably more open than most, but that's probably because I love psychedelic music and the constituents of psychedelic music are vague at best, so I often see it any a variety of things.
New music from Antimatter available! Mick Moss' band has just released a new digital single called "Too Late" which is available as of now to stream at their Bandcamp page. It is also available to purchase for a minimum donation of €1 (Euro) in high quality FLAC/MP3. Check out this new song.
"Uniformed & Black", a brand new video from atmospheric rock one-man project Antimatter, is now available for viewing below. The song is taken off the band's new upcoming album Fear Of A Unique Identity, set for release on November 23rd via Prophecy Productions.
After what seemed to be an eternity (5 years), today is your chance to listen to some new Antimatter material. "Paranova", the first single off the atmospheric rockers new upcoming album, Fear Of A Unique Identity, is now available for download at this location for the small price of your email address.
Antimatter, the band led by Mick Moss, has signed a two-album deal with Prophecy Productions, the label responsible for releasing Antimatter's first 4 albums.
Mick Moss has this to say on the contract extension: "I'm energized to be working again with the label who guided Antimatter through its first decade of existence. If any label deserves these next Antimatter albums, it is Prophecy Productions."
On November 29, ten years after the recordings of their debut album Saviour, Antimatter release Alternative Matter a retrospective of another kind. This is not a standard best of album, but a compilation of exclusively unreleased recordings and alternative versions from the archives of the band, compiled by Antimatter mastermind Mick Moss with care and passion. Alternative Matter features demo and acoustic versions of well-known Antimatter songs, live recordings, remixes, and also new recordings which have been conceived especially for this compilation. And in their entirety all these songs tell a yet unknown Antimatter story.
After months of intense work on his anniversary compilation, Mick Moss himself is very pleased with its outcome: "The amazing thing about this compilation is that these pieces were set to tape in many different places during a period of over ten years, yet collected together they form a coherent and united new listening experience, a fascinating alternate history that sounds unlike any prior Antimatter album. I would love to be able to hear this collection in its entirety with fresh ears for the first time, but that's now for the listener to do."
An expanded version of Antimatter's rarity compilation "Unreleased 98-03" is set to be released through Prophecy later in 2008. Mick Moss is already keen on this project and looking forward to its realisation: "The tentative title for this is "Alternative Matter", and if all goes well should be making progress in summer this year. The DVD which is supposed to be included should be fun to compile, there are loads of bits lying around, the more I looked, the more I found."
Additionally the successor of last year's highly acclaimed album "Leaving Eden" is already in the works. Mick Moss: "I have another album burning holes in my head, and this year I'll be slowly sifting through that and refining the songs and motifs in there. The theme this time is the question of sanity in people's actions, and also the things that are likely to drive you to distraction in the modern political and social climate. Once again it's a shade different from the previous album. There's a nice piece of artwork lined up for the release, which I should start recording either the end of 2008 or the start of 2009."
"Antimatter's thrid album, 'Planetary Confinement', will be released in April 2005. The album is acoustic-based, and has a much more organic feel than 'Saviour' or 'Lights Out', this time featuring natural strings, piano and drums. The final tracklisting has been confimend as:
01 - planetary confinement
02 - the weight of the world
03 - line of fire
04 - epitaph
05 - mr white
06 - a portrait of the young man as an artist
07 - relapse
08 - legions
09 - eternity part 24".
For more info, including a preview on the cover, follow the link: http://www.antimatter.tk
According to Blabbermouth.net, Antimatter have set "Planetary Confinement" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in February.
"The album is acoustic-based, and will have a much more organic feel than 'Saviour' or 'Lights Out', this time featuring natural strings, piano and drums," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Some of Duncan's recordings will be of interest as one is a track that was originally intended for 'Alternative 4'. Anathema fans will also notice 'Eternity Part 24', which is a modern version of 'Eternity Part 4'. Duncan and Mick worked seperately in their home countries for this release, involving local musicians.
"Duncan is currently mixing the Irish sessions for the album. Confirmed song titles are 'Line Of Fire', 'Planetary Confinement', 'Relapse', 'Mr. White' and 'Eternity Part 24'. The sessions will feature guest performances from local Irish musicians.
"Recording and mixing is now complete for the English half of the album. Mick recorded four tracks in mid-July ('A Portrait Of The Young Man As An Artist', 'Legions', 'The Weight Of The World' and 'Epitaph'), choosing to abandon all electronica and produce an all-natural session, complete with live drums and violins, the latter performed by Rachel Brewster of Liverpool band Marlowe. Recording took place in Studio 33, Liverpool and was engineered by Ronnie O'Keefe."
ANTIMATTER THIRD STUDIO ALBUM
From The End Records website:
"Recording and mixing is now complete for the English half of Antimatters as yet untitled 3rd album. Mick recorded 4 tracks in mid July ( A Portrait Of The Young Man As An Artsit, Legions, The Weight Of The World and Epitaph ) choosing to abandon all electronica and produce an all-natural session, complete with live drums and violins. As the album will essentially be an England vs Ireland production ( or Liverpool vs Dublin ), recording for Duncans half will take place at a later date in Eire ( possibly Sept or Oct 04 ) , featuring guest musicians from that area. Duncan has already produced an early graphic design that will likely become the albums artwork".