Necks - The Boys

SKU RER Necks4
The latest release by the extraordinary Australian improvising ambient/jazz trio, The Necks, is drawn from a soundtrack the group composed for the prize-winning Australian movie (recorded in 1997), The Boys. For the Necks this is a revolutionary move; gone are the hour-long shifting luminous improvisations which they have made their own special territory. Here you will find seven short-ish instrumentals, each developing a different sound and mood. The usual Necks components ( floating acoustic piano, anchoring double bass, and skimming drums are all present, but are set to very different tasks. Theres a darkness absent from their other releases, and the CD ends with full-bliown Joy Divisionish rock, with fuzzed up bass and heavy tribal drums. Along the way, The Necks expand on Erik Satie-like vignettes, tempered with electronic sounds and ambiences, insistent rhythms reminiscent of the Velvet Underground, and music and sounds that are subtly sensuous and extremely addictive. No fan of The Necks, and no one looking for new adventurous new directions in music, can fail to be impressed.
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  • UPC752725019323
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