SOMA025 / The Necks
VINYL INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CODE
Produced by The Necks.
Recorded and mixed by Tim Whitten at Studios 301, Alexandria, Australia.
Mastered & Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin 0816. Dedicated to the memory of Sandro Wiedmer.
Ideologic Organ is proud to present the brand-new recordings fromÂ The Necks,Â the legendary AustralianÂ trioÂ who excel in bypassing musical cliche whilst exploring and extending the practices embedded within improvisation, jazz, post rock, ambient, minimal,Â and textural, â€˜sound basedâ€™ music.
TheÂ latest documentÂ fromÂ this long-runningÂ ensemble,Â Unfold,Â presents itself as a double LP, withÂ fourÂ side-length tracks.Â AÂ deliberateÂ absence of numbered sides hands a substantial swatch of participation over to the listener, allowing her toÂ navigateÂ his ownÂ pathÂ throughÂ theÂ soundscapeÂ at hand.Â The shorter length ofÂ the vinyl format, far from being aÂ constraintÂ uponÂ theÂ members of theÂ ensemble, instead offers themÂ a more compact horizon to contemplate, wherein the distance travelled is recalibrated to more immediate and dynamic textural concerns. The immediacy ofÂ RiseÂ confirms this new path,Â as theÂ mournfulÂ tones of Lloyd Swantonâ€™s bassÂ swirlÂ around Chris Abrahamsâ€™Â crystallineÂ piano motif, withÂ Tony Buckâ€™s percussion steering proceedings into enlightening free-jazz territories.Â Blue MountainÂ cuts a swathe through the sonic undergrowth,Â with soul organ, rattling percussion, whistles,Â andÂ lopingÂ sound-wavesÂ allÂ vyingÂ for the foreground.Â OverheardÂ retains a sublime melancholic aura as the percussion and keyboardsÂ simultaneouslyÂ embrace and fall apart,Â whilstÂ TimepieceÂ skips along as a gentle gesture of further possibilities.Â Exactly how The Necks conjure their particular magicÂ - as deceptively simple as it seemsÂ -Â whilst always moving forward,Â is anyoneâ€™s guess,Â butÂ UnfoldÂ proves yet again that rules and schools are to be broken and re-formed into patterns and frameworks unlike those we know.