We all know Stereolab ruled. That is a fact of life. They were weird, wacky and wonderful, and they drove Krautrock into bizarre new mediums. Tim Gane was one of the band's principle architects, and as an escape-route from the band's more rockist tendencies he made Cavern of Anti-Matter, a kosmische jam band.
Still going after a good three records, Gane's new band offer a place where synths can splutter their way through proceedings, tethered by tectonic percussive rhythms that keep things afloat for as long as they need. The sound is fresh and sparkly, absolutely relishing in the vintage qualities of old synthesiser music. Somewhere between cerebral electronic music, dance pop and hauntology, Tim Gane finds his home.
void beats/invocation trex has emerged as Cavern of Anti-Matter's early opus, a longwinded spookfest that restrains psychedelia to one, stern perpetuation. Bradford Cox of Deerhunter appears at one point, offering the band's one and only pop song. Beyond that, this band make exercises for you to bop along to, keeping you with them for sixteen minutes at a time. Recent effort Hormone Lemonade has reinforced their motorik rhythms with aplomb, creating a video game world for you to keep on the track of. As always, Cavern of Anti-Matter is Tim Gane being lazer-focused on the task at hand.