Britain's ANTIMATTER, a group made up of current and past members of popular post-metal merchants ANATHEMA, have posted the following update at their official web site:
"Recording is now complete for the English half of ANTIMATTER's as yet untitled third 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. Recording took place in Studio 33, Liverpool and was engineered by Ronnie O'Keefe. Mixing will begin for the recordings in mid-August."
The session line up:
Mick Moss - Acoustic guitars, vocals
Rachel Brewster (MARLOWE) - Violins
Stephen Hughes - Bass guitar
Chris Phillips - Drums
"As the album will essentially be an England vs Ireland production (or Liverpool vs Dublin ),recording for Duncan's half will take place at a later date in Eire, featuring guest musicians from that area. Duncan has already produced an early graphic design that will likely become the albums artwork. It is possible that the album will be released late 2004."
As previously reported, ANTIMATTER's upcoming CD will represent a brief hiatus from electronica, as an acoustic orchestral sound canvass is planned. Danny Cavanagh (piano) and Jenny O'Connor (vocals) are likely to appear on some tracks, echoing the acoustic sessions of 2001 that yielded the bonus tracks for "Saviour".