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To Human Misery

The band Antimatter that began as a creative form of therapy for co-founder Mick Moss has grown into one of prog’s best-kept secrets.

Mick Moss can honestly say that music has saved his life. “The whole reason I started Antimatter was for therapy, and that’s what it still is,” he reveals. “I’ve also had a lot of messages from people who say, ‘No shit, man. This is my life you’re singing about.’”

LEAVING EDEN (2007)

Mick Moss goes solo with help from Anathema’s Daniel Cavanagh on guitars and piano. Darker and more brooding than its predecessors, Antimatter’s sound is at its most melancholy here, with heavy emphasis on Moss’s unusual vibrato baritone vocals.

Essential track: The Immaculate Misconception.

FEAR OF A UNIQUE IDENTITY (2012)

Featuring guest vocals from Latvian darkwave singer Vic Anselmo, Antimatter’s fifth release sees Mick Moss combining the band’s earlier trip-hop influences with their darker melancholic rock to successfully create more of a hybrid album.

Essential track: Monochrome.

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