About

About

Negative Format is the musical creation of Alex Matheu. From its inception, Negative Format has pushed the boundaries of the electronic music scene. Blending his earlier Electro-EBM influences with his current interests in various styles of Techno and Trance, Alex has developed a sound that is truly his own.

With an ever-growing global fan base, Negative Format has already become a staple on dance floors throughout the world.

Negative Format is :

In Studio

  • Alex Matheu - composition, synths, loops, vocals
  • Rashree Matson - vocals, lyrics
  • Brian Matson : critique, direction, arrangement

On Stage

  • Alex Matheu - synths, loops, vocals
  • Rashree Matson - synths, loops, vocals
  • Brian Matson - synths, loops, vocals

Releases

Releases

Gradients

Gradients
Negative Format is back with a new studio album in 2008. The sound has been further defined. The journey on Gradients examines the human mind, the dark, the light, the greys in between. Negative Format continues to border several genres with delicate pads, intricate beats, beautiful vocals, methodical glitches, epic synths, downtempo rhythms, and floor pounding kicks. We control your reaction.

Gradients on iTunes
2008 on Metropolis Records

Moving Past the Boundaries

Moving Past the Boundaries
On this release Negative Format explores new territory and redefines it's classic sound, incorporating elements from techno and trance to industrial and ebm.. Negative Format has broken genre barriers to create an incredible journey. This release introduces Vocals from Rashree Matson (The Parallel Project, Tristesse De La Lune) who with her beautiful voice, further enriches the sound of Negative Format.

Moving Past the Boundaries on iTunes
2005 on Metropolis Records

Cipher Method

Cipher Method
Cipher Method is the new full length cd from Negative Format. It is a journey into the dark recesses of the human mind, unlocking our encrypted thought patterns. cipher method was built with complex beat and rhythm structures, mixing Negative Format's trance melodies with dark atmospheric overtones, aand a mixture of vocoded and ebm vocal passages.

Cipher Method on iTunes
2003 on Sector 9 Studios

Static

Static
Negative Format is back with a new ebm release inspired by hard trance. this ep is sure to fill the dancefloors. featuring 4 new tracks, 3 remixes by accredited ebm artists, and an unreleased remix of n.e.a.r. from the renowned distant pulses album.

Static on iTunes
2002 on Sector 9 Studios

Distant Pulses

Distant Pulses
A journey into Space. Negative Format creates an unforgettable electronic soundscape. Driving rythmns, vocoded vocals, complex beats, and melodic synth lines create the perfect future.

Distant Pulses on iTunes
2000 on Gashed!

Result of a New Culture

Result of a New Culture
A sonic ride through a dystopian future. Disgut paints the landscape, a disgust for what our culture has become, dependent on technology, wrought with greed. This is the soundtrack of a world on a path hellbent for destruction. Alex captures this world, with harsh rhythms, intricate beats, eerie vocas, and delicately selected samples.

Result of a New Culture on iTunes
1998 on Zoth Ommog / Gashed!

Pathologic Syndrome

Pathologic Syndrome
The debut release from Negative Format that started it all, shaping sounds with dark passion, and a grim look at technology, religion, and events. Negative Format paints a dystopian landscape with an aural hard edged brush, and intricate splashes of beats and percussion. This is all in stark contrast with lush soundscapes and inviting pads.

Pathologic Syndrome on iTunes
1997 Hypnotic Trancez Music