Beauty Becomes The Enemy Of The Future

by Antonymes

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THE SUNDAY EXPERIENCE SAY:
As though ripped from the very heavens themselves, twinkling star crossed beauty is justly serviced with the reverence it richly deserves. Unassuming and elegant, the slender and measured tendering of the sleepy headed piano braids succulently bathed in raining showers of celestial feedback halos and bliss drenched chorus’ impart upon it an unworldly aura that just leaves you breathless, speechless and rooted in awe to the spot - references, if references are desired, would have you relocating to a point of origin somewhere near OMD’s ’Architecture and Moralirty’ set for comparable class.
Venturing from somewhere in Wales, Antonymes sculptures such an exquisite alchemy. Exquisite in a Harold Budd / Charles Atlas / Sylvain Cheuveau / Max Richter type way. There’s something utterly statue-esque and graceful about these fragile and monochrome suites, a chamber like reverence, a hush perhaps that makes you take one step back and just stand in silence jaw agape. These crystal tipped opaques instil all at once a state of moving mournfulness and a hitherto caressing majesty, daubed with the finite craftsmanship of Satie and Debussy - eloquent, enigmatic and enchanting though bruised and lonesome.

NORMAN RECORDS SAY:
Beauty Becomes the Enemy of the Future is the debut full length from Antonymes. A mini album of sparsely arranged piano odes, subtly accompanied by hints of electronics and occasional strings, this seven track mini album will most likely be enjoyed in the comfort and isolation of a bedroom, late at night. Saying that, this is lonely but not unhappy music, in fact it's an amazingly uplifting listen with surprise euphoria hidden around every corner. Compositions begin small and mouse like before swelling up and overwhelming the listener with magically light synth tones and reverberant vocal choir-esque outbursts. One that needs to be experienced first hand.

CATHEDRAL TRANSMISSIONS SAY:
The first release on Cathedral Transmissions is a stunning mini album by Antonymes. Seven enigmatic, lonesome tracks based around piano and treatments. It really is a beautiful piece of work.

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released December 22, 2009

Music: Ian M Hazeldine
Production: Antonymes
Mix: Paul Humphreys
Mastering: Wil Bolton
Sleevenotes: Paul Morley

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Antonymes Hawarden, UK

Antonymes music emerges from the adjustments and erasures where music expresses nothing but itself, from the relationship between continuity and repetition rather than of contract and interplay, from secrecy, from quietness, from pause, from thought, from emptiness, from time, from far off, from itself, from where it is set and where it is setting off to. ... more

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