The Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia. With next to no publicity, their thirteen albums have sold in their thousands.
Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry together that defies description in orthodox terms.
Featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most intoxicating fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, all of the Necks albums stand up to re-listening time and time again.
The deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is possibly unique in the world today.
The Necks have won two ARIAs, one for “Drive By” and one for “Chemist”. They also won the APRA Most Performed Jazz Work three times, and Australian Jazz Awards’ Best Jazz Group for the last two years.
“…Entirely new and entirely now…They produce a post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything sonic experience that has few parallels or rivals. They may teach us to listen in a new way, but they communicate a fierce energy and warmth at the same time. Their music is a thrilling, emotional journey into the unknown. Like seeing a world in a grain of sand, The Necks permit us to hear a whole new world of music in a sliver of sound”
THE GUARDIAN (UK)
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