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

On stage
Alex Matheu - synths, loops, vocals
Rashree Matson - synths, loops, vocals
Brian Matson - synths, loops, vocals

In 2004, Alex created The Parallel Project, an album combining his music with the vocals of other industrial artists, including Salva Maine, Sandrine Gouriou, Ned Kirby, Tom Shear, Rashree Matson, Daniel Myer, Jennifer Parkin, Clint Carney, Darrin Huss, Courtney Bangert, Victoria Lloyd, Mark Jackson, Kristy Venrick, and G. Wygonik.

Distraub is Alex’s IDM side project.


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  • versionfiv

    ah the song was Boundless - Allein Stehen (Lexincrypt Remix) , not NF

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    wai pai wai, yeah maybe, I remember listening to that stuff back in the day. thank you very much I hope that's it. I don't remember hearing it in powernoise stuff but my memory isn't so great

    18 Dec 2014 Reply


    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • PuppenVonFreak

    Cipher Method is such a badass album!

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • IAmTheClaw

    Maybe you're thinking of ¥Π¥. Also, I'm not sure I'll ever view Chinese food the same way again.

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    what are the songs with Existenz samples? I'm watching the movie for the first time now and have noticed a couple samples from electro-industrial songs, and i THINK they were mostly NF songs, it's been a long time since I listened to this kind of stuff. namely "and you feel trapped, in the smallest space possible" (paraphrased, not really the quote), and "i do feel the urge to kill somebody here"

    8 Apr 2014 Reply
  • donovan1983

    Moving Past the Boundaries and Gradients are great albums. They got a few repeats on my Denver to Washington D.C. drive a couple weeks ago.

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
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    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • irreveRANT

    Loving the new single. <3

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ubuntufriend

    Love this band. Moving Past The Boundaries, Gradients and Cipher Method are masterpieces. Definitely gonna check out Axiom.

    27 Mar 2012 Reply

    beautiful you

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PuppenVonFreak

    One of my favorite bands. Very nice music ! <3

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Etsu_Silence

    Awesome music!

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Return2Saturn

    lying in the bed + negative format = wonderfully

    8 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Alpha_Mechanik

    Pathogen is Beautiful <3

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Kifune

    Pretty damn good.

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • versionfiv

    yep. check out the Distant Pulses album (if you haven't) if you like that song. it's hard driving psytrance with some ebm influence.

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Alpha_Mechanik

    Photon Ring is Incredible o.o

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • BelcantoInTheSp

    Anyone who listens to Negative Format is welcome to listen to :

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • InterstellarWar

    Why isn't Distant Pulses their top listed to album? It is probably the best industrial/space music ever made. I barely even listen to the genre anymore but if I had to pick the most unique/best industrial/ebm type cd ever made & be stuck on an island with it on repeat it would be that one. Hands down

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
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