Monday, November 29, 2010

Antimatter: "Alternative Matter" out now & press feedback

As of now, Antimatter's anniversary compilation "Alternative Matter" is available in two different versions: as a Digipak double CD and as a premium artbook edition (104-page book with Antimatter's biography and many photos incl. three CDs and DVD) limited to 1,000 copies. Both versions can be ordered directly from Prophecy's online shop. The international press is also impressed by Antimatter's extraordinary retrospective:

"Special tip of the month!", 9/10 points ORKUS
"Tip of the month!" ZILLO
"Tip of the month!" SONIC SEDUCER
4.5/5 points METAL OBS
9/10 points ICE-VAJAL.COM
18/20 points MUSIKANSICH.DE
8+/10 points IMPERIUMI.NET
8/10 points ECLIPSED

"A personal, heartfelt, exploratory, and often very accessible body of music from one of the UK's finest proponents of melancholic rock." ROCK-A-ROLLA
"The old tracks have been lovingly re-treaded. You can feel how much ambition and artistic heart's blood went into this!" SONIC SEDUCER
"This is a piece of work; an astonishing collection and reminder of how stellar Antimatter remains within the underground and comparative mainstream. Accept the gift gracefully, and delve into the band's innermost depths." ZERO TOLERANCE
"A retrospective to be proud of." ECLIPSED
"Antimatter are presenting a fantastic overview of their work to date. A fantastic album!" MUSIKANSICH.DE
"A best-of compilation that is equally interesting for all owners of the band's previous four albums as well as for new listeners." EARSHOT.AT"
Mick Moss makes a great choice of the finest morsels from Antimatter's history and rewards the fans with a best-of album with a twist!" METALGLORY.DE
"A thoroughly successful retrospective and a worthwhile addition for Antimatter's long-term fans!" METALNEWS.DE
"The perfect full service for autumn melancholiacs and people who love tranquil and reduced music!" MUSIKREVIEWS.DE
"This shouldn't just appeal to lovers of Antimatter – absolutely recommended!" KULTURTERRORISMUS.DE
"Voilà, the ideal present for your loved ones, given that they have a sophisticated taste in music and a preference for gentle, melancholic sounds!" GAESTELISTE.DE
"Antimatter have made an important contribution to the development of ambient and progressive music in the 21st century, and this collection would be a brilliant starting point for anyone new to the band!" REFLECTIONSOFDARKNESS.COM

Order now: "Alternative Matter" (Digipak 2CD)
Order now: "Alternative Matter" (Premium artbook edition: 3CD+DVD, 104-pages book)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Adios Europe

A combination of unnaturally itchy feet, typical Liverpool winter weather, and general lack of action in Europe have prompted me to cross the Atlantic again and trapse around the American continent for a while. This will coincide nicely with the US release of Immaculada, which I'll have more news on next week. This week Ive been working on some synth parts for Greek space cadets Phase, as well as recording mandolin parts for the new Corde Oblique cd. Now that is all boxed off I can continue to work on the pre-production for the new Alternative 4 project album "The Brink", which seems to be coming together all by itself. A few nice coincidences have thrown some extremely talented people my way for this one and we're going to take it steady till it matches my expectations. In other news, I just received my copy of the Alternative Matter artbook and it looks stunning. Something I'll be proud of in years to come when I'm trying to impress young musicians. "I used to have a band of me own.." Well worth ordering before they sell out (the artbooks that is, not Mick Moss's band), even if I do say so myself.