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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)

Label: Northern Spy    
Released in: USA    

"The Necks 18th album Vertigo is an eventful, kaleidoscopic tone poem set against a darkly shimmering background. Slowly but inexorably moving forward, it crosses many frontiers yet remains true to the mission and mood established in the opening stanzas of this cinematic 44 minute journey. A work able to be viewed either as a whole, or two symmetrical halves, Vertigo sees The Necks once again offer an excursion in sound that reflects both the light and darkness of some preternatural world.

In contrast to the sustained improvisations that are their live performances, The Necks' studio albums take shape by way of intricate crafting brought to bear throughout the entire recording and mixing process. "The discussion this time really began in earnest in the session itself, where we started to pursue the idea of having a drone running from start to finish, off which we could hang ideas," said bassist Lloyd Swanton "But like all Necks albums we ended up in a very different place from whatever our initial notion of it had been."

Maintaining a teetering tension between suspension and collapse, Vertigo draws on a diverse palette of sounds created in the studio, featuring everything from homemade instruments, extended instrumental techniques and marathon explorations of sonic textures. One piece, at the same time two. Monochrome, yet multicoloured. Dark, yet incandescent. Expansive and still. Melancholic and exhilarating. The Necks. Vertigo."-Northern Spy

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Product Information:

UPC: 703610875920

Label: Northern Spy
Catalog ID: NS 067
Squidco Product Code: 21150

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl LP

Tony Buck-drums, percussion, guitar

Lloyd Swanton-bass

Chris Abrahams-piano, keyboards

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Track Listing:


1. Vertigo A 21:39


1. Vertigo B 21:57

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