Tuesday 21 May 2013

Antimatter People - Mossy Grounds

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

Another step-up for the surely soon-to-be-successful Antimatter People. They've been on our radar for months now and each track has been that little bit better than the last. Freebie 'Only Ark' ushered in a more soulful sound to their modern psychedelia but 'Mossy Grounds' sounds like their most complete track yet. Plus it arrives at a perfect zeitgeist-defining moment, with the alternative music world becoming increasingly obsessed with a psych revival and also the continuation of the destruction of boundaries and musical tribes. Identity in music is a much wider-ranging aspect of the whole personal experience than it was in the past.

To put it bluntly, we're living in a generation where you don't have to be either a mod or a rocker, disco or punk, a raver or a rocker: the whole lot is a bubbling musical stew and fans are taking what they want from it, allowing bands to become more experimental without fear of alienating their fanbase. 'Mossy Grounds' is a psych track, but it's full of soul, it's chilled enough for the post glo-fi crowd and it will have a surefire appeal to shoegazers and dreampoppers. Barriers are becoming more flexible, and bands like Antimatter People are not only contributing to this, but they're using it as an opportunity to make the sounds they want.

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