ARTIST:

ANTIMATTER

(UNITED KINGDOM)
TITLE:

BLACK MARKET ENLIGHTENMENT

(2018)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

ATMOSPHERIC ROCK

TAGS:
Groovy, Melancholic
"Antimatter signs here a magnificent album, of a soft darkness that sometimes borders on the sublime."
OCERIAN (14.12.2018)  
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Mick Moss, the only master on board for more than 10 years, signs here the seventh album of Antimatter after a live release in 2017 and following a collaboration with Gleb Kolyadin of the band Iamthemorning.

The previous album "The Judas Table", released in 2015, already very dark in line with the music proposed by Mick Moss and Antimatter for several years now, contained luminous aspects, clear, almost soft arpeggios. With "Black Market Enlightenment", we take a new step into the poetic, romantic and highly emotional darkness with ever greater intensity. 'The Third Arm' immediately plunges us into an almost explosive abyss of melancholy that both hurts the most sensitive people but can also have a liberating effect with its omnipresent keyboard layers. Mick Moss' slightly trembling voice further reinforces the uneasiness and emotional depth, the fragile and tragic side. This absolutely moving and sensitive title is a hypnotic and incredibly powerful introduction to the subject. 

The album is not only a hellish and black road, it also includes many passages of often dimmed light, sometimes more dazzling. Thus, the sounds of flutes, guitars and strings inevitably lead us back to moments when we catch our breath. The female voice evoked on 'This is Not Utopia', a kind of morbid ritornello and 'Between The Atoms' among others, is part of this beautiful evanescent glow. The energy of despair deployed in 'Wish I Was There' confines itself to the sublime beauty.

Some tracks offer more refined facets that delicately lead to a very strong intensity carried by a very present bass. 'Sanctification' gradually enters slowly in the memory before an 'Existential' with an orientalizing atmosphere that manages to make us uncomfortable with its dissonant guitar. The most electric and metal aspect is sometimes expressed ('Between The Atoms') in an exercise that reminds us a little of Riverside. The last track 'Liquid Light' is a little less convincing, too repetitive, too systematic despite a nice final step up.

Antimatter signs here a magnificent album, of a soft darkness that sometimes borders on the sublime. With a grace that is difficult to describe, Nick Moss manages to captivate us with a certain genius, without making tons of it, with beautiful emotions, quite simply.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. The Third Arm
02. Partners In Crime
03. Sanctification
04. Wish I Was Here
05. Liquid Light
06. What Do You Want Me To Do?
07. This Is Not Utopia
08. Between The Atoms
09. Existential

LINEUP:
Mick Moss: Chant / Guitares / Basse / Claviers / Ebow
Aleah Starbridge: Chant / Invité
Carla Lewis: Chant / Invité
Fab Regmann: Batterie / Invité
Julie Rodaway: Invité / Flûte
Paul Thomas: Invité / Saxophone
Vardan Baghdasaryan: Invité / Kamânche
   
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TOWNSEND LE DEVIN
26/01/2022
 
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Album fantastique, à la frontière du Rock, du Métalvavec cette touche"dark" assez émotionnelle qui en font la meilleure création de Sir Moss à ce jour
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