Guitarist Tim Gane and drummer Joe Dilworth spent years together recording and performing in the critically lauded kosmische pop group Stereolab
before forming instrumental electronic trio Cavern of Anti-Matter in the winter of 2012.
Joined by synth player/general electronic manipulator Holger Zapf, the Berlin-based group quickly developed a Krautrock-indebted sound that relied heavily on treated instruments and experimental electronics. The mini-album Blood Drums was recorded completely in mono to analog tape, then digitally altered to replicate stereo. The album saw release on double-vinyl on the Grautag label in 2013; that year, the 12" You're an Art Soul EP also appeared on Associated Electronic Recordings. Two more short releases, 2014's Interlude Music and Total Availability & the Private Future, arrived before 2016's official debut album, Void Beats/Invocation Trex, which featured collaborations with Mouse on Mars
' Jan St. Werner
, Sonic Boom
, and Deerhunter
's Bradford Cox. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi