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The Necks


 
Abrahams, Chris / Clare Cooper: Germ Studies For Guzheng & DX7 Abrahams, Chris / Clare Cooper:
Germ Studies For Guzheng & DX7

(Splitrec -- Australia )

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The Australian duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (Necks) & Berlin harpist Clare Cooper in a series of 198 short improvisations performed on Yamaha DX7 and the 14th century Guzheng harp, presented with 198 illustrations in an unusual and obsessively rewarding project.

Abrahams, Chris / Lucio Capece: None Of Them Would Remember It That Way Abrahams, Chris / Lucio Capece:
None Of Them Would Remember It That Way

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Multi-reedist and sruti box player Lucio Capece and Necks keyboarist Chris Abrahams on FM synth recorded these thoughtful and thought-provoking improvised compositions over two years in Berlin.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: A Heart That Responds From Schooling Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
A Heart That Responds From Schooling

(Unsounds -- Netherlands )

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The 2nd release from Italian composer/performer Alessandro Bosetti and Australian pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks), a very intimate album of sonic explorations that spans improvised fragments and original renditions of compositions like Steve Lacy's "Esteem" with Bosetti's lyrics.

Dogmatics, The (Abrahams / Fagachinski): The Sacrifice For The Music Became Our Lifestyle [VINYL] Dogmatics, The (Abrahams / Fagachinski):
The Sacrifice For The Music Became Our Lifestyle [VINYL]

(Monotype -- Poland )

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The duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and clarinetist Kai Fagaschinksi (The Magic I.D.) in an improvised album of open works that take unusual twists and turns in sonic subtleties.

Mayas / Buck: gold Mayas / Buck:
gold

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Necks drummer and percussion Tony Buck in a duo from December 2007 performing at the dOeK Festival in Bimhuis, Amsterdam with extended technique pianist Magda Mayas.

Necks, The: Chemist Necks, The:
Chemist

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Necks, The: Drive By Necks, The:
Drive By

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Necks, The: Hanging Gardens Necks, The:
Hanging Gardens

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Necks, The: Mindset Necks, The:
Mindset

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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The Necks 16th release layers polyrhythmic material to form seething blocks of sound, in two long pieces, one more stripped back to the live trio, the other featuring multiple strata of swirling Hammonds, noise-guitar and electronics.

Necks, The: Mindset [VINYL] Necks, The:
Mindset [VINYL]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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The Necks 16th release layers polyrhythmic material to form seething blocks of sound, in two long pieces, one more stripped back to the live trio, the other featuring multiple strata of swirling Hammonds, noise-guitar and electronics.

Necks, The: Mosquito / See Through Necks, The:
Mosquito / See Through

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Necks, The: Open Necks, The:
Open

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The Necks trio of Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums) and Lloyd Swanton (bass) return to their evolving improvisation format, with ethereal arco harmonics, mesmeric piano riffs, subliminal pulses, twittering electronics, and even an arco bass choir.

Necks, The: Silverwater Necks, The:
Silverwater

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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The trio of Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton & Tony Buck in their first release in 4 years, named for an industrial suburb, a bleak and beautifully building affair in The Necks tradition.

Necks, The: The Boys Necks, The:
The Boys

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Necks, The: The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET] Necks, The:
The Necks Box [8 CD BOX SET]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )

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Formed in Australia the late 1980s by Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton, the Necks play post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything, slowly morphing improvised music, here in a limited numbered box set presenting 8 of their CDs from the UK Recommended Records label.

Necks, The: Townsville Necks, The:
Townsville

(Recommended Records -- USA )

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A long, lovely and flowing improvisation from the Necks in a 54 minute live recording recorded in Townsville, Northern Queensland in February, 2007.

Rupp, Olaf / Buck, Tony / Williamson, Joe: Weird Weapons Rupp, Olaf / Buck, Tony / Williamson, Joe:
Weird Weapons

(Emanem -- Great Britain )

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Spill (Tony Buck / Magda Mayas): Fluoresce Spill (Tony Buck / Magda Mayas):
Fluoresce

(Monotype -- Poland )

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Four excellent, extended improvisations from the ongoing duo of Necks' Tony Buck on drums, cymbal, gong bells, tabla, and percussion, and Magda Mayas on piano, Tiger Organ, clavinet, objects and preparations.

Transmit (Buck / Mayas / Dougherty / Welburn): Radiation Transmit (Buck / Mayas / Dougherty / Welburn):
Radiation

(Monotype -- Poland )

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Transmit revolves around the writing, drumming and guitar of Tony Buck, with the core line-up of Magda Mayas on keys, James Welburn on bass, and Brendan Doughety on drums, performing driving guitar, throbbing bass, chiming chords, swelling organ and propulsive drumming.

Weird Weapons (Rupp / Williamson / Buck): 2 Weird Weapons (Rupp / Williamson / Buck):
2

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Bringing together European improvising guitarist Olaf Rupp, Canadian ex-pat bassist Joe Williamson, and Australian drummer Tony Buck from The Necks for an album of busy, fiery, skillful improvisation.

Phillips, Simon James : Blage 3 Phillips, Simon James :
Blage 3

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A reduction of composer Simon James Phillips' 5 hour improvisation performed with Tony Buck (drums), Werner Dafeldecker (bass), BJ Nilsen (electronics), Liz Allbee (trumpet), Arthur Rother (guitar) & Simon James Phillips (piano) exploring time, perception and place.

Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields: Akra Kampoj Sharp, Elliott + Scott Fields:
Akra Kampoj

(New Atlantis -- USA )

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Using mostly unprocessed electric guitars, the duo of Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields' latest release presents eight dueling guitar works using dynamic, angular tones and textures, from extremely aggressive work to clean avant-jazz with twisted technical intent.

Bley / Koglmann / Peacock: Annette Bley / Koglmann / Peacock:
Annette

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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The trio of bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Paul Bley, and trumpeter Franz Koglmann interpret and improvise on the music of avant song-writer Annette Peacock.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Necks, The: Vertigo Necks, The:
Vertigo

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The Necks 18th album finds the trio of drummer/percussionist Tony Buck, bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist/keyboardist Chris Abrahams in a vertiginous 44 minute dark excursion punctuated by cliff hanging moments through homemade instruments and unusual textures.

Necks, The: Vertigo [VINYL] Necks, The:
Vertigo [VINYL]

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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The Necks 18th album finds the trio of drummer/percussionist Tony Buck, bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist/keyboardist Chris Abrahams in a vertiginous 44 minute dark excursion punctuated by cliff hanging moments through homemade instruments and unusual textures.

Trophies (Bosetti / Buck /  Nagai): Become Objects of Daily Use Trophies (Bosetti / Buck / Nagai):
Become Objects of Daily Use

(Monotype -- Poland )

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The trio of Alessandro Bosetti (voice, electronics), Kenta Nagai (fretless guitar) and Tony Buck (drums), in 8 works based on speech, which insistently repeats in looping structures.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Necks, The: Unfold [VINYL 2 LPs] Necks, The:
Unfold [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Ideologic Organ -- E.U. )

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Four side-long improvisations from the Australian trio of Chris Abrahams on piano, Tony Buck on drums, and Lloyd Swanton on bass, each side a masterpiece of slowly transpiring and evolving music, unhurriedly expanding each track to reveal tension and allure.

Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chap Rodrigues, Ernesto / Guilherme Rodrigues / Miguel Mira / Nuno Torres / Eduardo Chagas / Antonio Chaparreiro / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Carlos Santos / Jose Oliveira :
Jadis La Pluie Etait Bleue

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The second volume of the project heard in the previous Creative Sources album, "Suspensao", here in a 9-piece electroacoust ensemble with viola, cello, doublebass, alto sax, trombone, piano, electric guitar, computer and percussion, suspenseful lowercase music that unfolds in mysterious, beautiful and rewarding ways.

Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley): Transit Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley):
Transit

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Buck, Tony: Unearth Buck, Tony:
Unearth

(Room40 -- Australia )

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Starting from nearly inaudible rumbling, Necks percussionist Tony Buck takes his listeners on a wild ride of sound, from quiet moments of introspective sound onto the densest potency, slowly unfolding his detailed journey in rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and concrete additions, like an impressive storm brewing until it slowly overwhelms you.

Necks, The: Body Necks, The:
Body

(Northern Spy -- USA )

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A strong start to the Australian trio The Neck's 24th album, as Chris Abrahams on piano & keyboards, Tony Buck on drums, percussion & guitar, and Lloyd Swanton on acoustic bass present a powerhouse of free improvisation in a single hour-long work, the first half evoking jazz leaning, with a free and spacious bridge that builds suddenly to a rocking groove.

Dogmatics, The: Chop Off The Tops [VINYL] Dogmatics, The:
Chop Off The Tops [VINYL]

(Dogmatics -- Australia )

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The second album from the duo of pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and clarinetist Kai Fagaschinski (The Magic I.D., Interational Nothing) has the duo decelerating for an intimate examination of tone and harmonics through perfectly placed notes and subtly extreme technique, creating sublime sonic environments that hover and dissolve; beautiful.

Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo: Time Being [VINYL] Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo:
Time Being [VINYL]

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation, released in two distinct editions--"Time Being" on vinyl LP and "Unseen" on compact disc, each with two different improvisations.

Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo: Unseen Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo:
Unseen

(Trost Records -- Austria )

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Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation, released in two distinct editions--"Time Being" on vinyl LP and "Unseen" on compact disc, each with two different improvisations.



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