Mother Negative

Mother Negative

Real Name:
Paul Smith, Aaron Keri, Lisa Taffe
The dynamic 3 piece, Mother Negative formed on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Upon their second album release they changed the band name to Cyan. They were a group of experienced and determined musicians, who strived for originality and emotional power in their music; which stemmed from a vast range of influential styles and training.
Although the musical journey that Mother Negave took is not necessarily unique, their music was without a doubt, exceptional. Diverse influences are incorporated into their music to produce sounds reminiscent of everything including jazz, punk, funk, pop and alternative rock. They intentionally defy categorical description.
The band members of Mother Negative / Cyan are:
Singer/Songwriter Lisa Taffe on bass guitar and vocals
Paul Smith on drums and percussion
and Aaron Keri on guitar
As Mother Negative they released their debut album ‘Noider’ which received appreciation from a wide audience, as well as critical acclaim.
“... their CD, entitled ‘Noider’ is one of those records that people will talk about fondly for years as one of the discs that, (for me) like Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ album, really started something fresh.”
- Revolver Magazine, Sydney
“This album is too good to pass by.”
- Rockhard Magazine, Germany
“Noider” received radio airplay in Australia and overseas on radio stations such as Triple J, 2RRR, 3RRR, 3PS and 3 ONE FM and the album was released in Europe through Metal Age Recordings in Germany, distributed by Sony.
As Mother Negative they have appeared on video soundtrack and on numerous CD compilations, including Push, Play, Record for which they were specially selected from almost 200 tapes and CD’s submitted to “The Push”.
CYAN completed their new full length CD, titled “Khepher”, in 2000 in which the group has expanded and evolved to produce a groundbreaking new album and sound that has stood the test of time.
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Mother Negative Discography Tracks


Mother Negative Noider (Album) Frontal Lobotomy Records Australia 1997 Sell This Version