Alternative Matter
Style: Alternative Rock
Release date: 26 November, 2010
Playing time: 107:54

This compilation of Antimatter's works presents as well old recordings as new arrangements. Sometimes the original was just fine, but I like a rethinking process and the artist's wish to communicate it; this is what is proper to electronic music and moods are welcome here.

No real structure, nice background soundtrack. Most of all, 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 himself, driven by passion, who says, after he had worked for months on these pieces of music collected and put to life: "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."

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. Out now is still available: a digipack double CD with 22 unreleased recordings and a total playing time of more than 100 minutes and as a premium art book with more than 100(!) pages, three audio CDs and one DVD.

Disc One
01. Black Sun (Dead Can Dance Tribute)
02. The Art Of A Soft Landing (Acoustic, Enhanced)
03. Far Away (Live)
04. Saviour (Reel To Reel Demo)
05. Landlocked (Mick Moss Remix)
06. In Stone (Acoustic, Enhanced)
07. Epitaph (New Version)
08. Terminal (Duncan Patterson Remix)
09. Mr White (Live)
10. Flowers (New Version)
11. Expire (Lackluster Remix)

Disc Two
01. God Is Coming (Duncan Patterson Remix)
02. Everything You Know Is Wrong (Acoustic, Enhanced)
03. A Portrait Of The Young Man (Enhanced)
04. Flowers (Acoustic)
05. Holocaust (Reel To Reel Demo)
06. The Art Of A Soft Landing (4 Track Demo)
07. Expire (Atrabilis Sunrise Remix)
08. Over Your Shoulder (Acoustic)
09. Dream (4 Track Demo)
10. Lost Control (Acoustic, Enhanced)
11. Epitaph (Orchestral Mix)
Label: Prophecy Productions
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 14 January, 2011