Onrust Tribute pt. 2 | Antimatter + LeafbladeFebruary 12, 2014
Antimatter will bring a full band and the complete Leaving Eden album among many others on the setlist! The British Leafblade was added to the line-up.
Antimatter, a UK melancholic rock band, is the project of longtime member Mick Moss. The project was formed in 1997 by Duncan Patterson (former bassist/songwriter of Anathema) and Moss. The earlier Antimatter albums, Savior and Lights Out, focused on melodic vocal lines (often by guest female vocalists). Planetary Confinement marked the start of a shift towards more of an acoustic based melancholic rock sound. Leaving Eden, with Mick Moss as the only songwriter and singer, continues in this direction and also gives electric guitars a more prominent role. The result is a heavier sounding album, with little trace of the ambient sound of early Antimatter. Recent album Fear Of A Unique Identity presents a more layered, energetic picture, mixing all of Antimatter’s past textures with a New Wave feel.
Leafblade have flowered with their haunting, acoustic expression since 2003, at the inception of a collaboration between Sean Jude and Anathema’s Dan Cavanagh. Leafblade is a delicate mix of melodic, powerful refrains, unveiling ‘green and gold’ resonances combined with a distinctly otherworldly Troubadour-esque feel; repletely modern, though saturated with age and depth. Based in Liverpool, UK, Sean Jude, a guitarist since childhood, has celebrated and explored through his poetry and music the power of Dream and Imagination, Nature Mysticism, Hermetics and Human Potential. With the ‘Kiss of Spirit and Flesh’ on Kscope the music reached new heights.