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Mindset by The Necks

The Necks


Release Date: Nov 22, 2011

Genre(s): Jazz, Avant-Garde

Record label: Ais


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Album Review: Mindset by The Necks

Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5

Australian improv trio the Necks have been making something out of very little for 16 albums. This one features just two 21-minute tracks of pulsing grooves over which tiny shifts of fragmentary melody and textural detail occur. The first track, Rum Jungle, is janglier and marginally busier than the second (Daylights). It begins with Lloyd Swanton's acoustic bass murmurings, hushed bell-like noises, plucked-strings and a throbbing drone beneath.

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BBC Music
Opinion: Excellent

Expectations are set up only to be subverted on The Necks’ latest long-player. Bill Tilland 2011 Sixteen albums and 25 years ago, the three Australians who make up The Necks got together to make some music. They all had separate and active careers at the time – pianist Chris Abrahams and bassist Lloyd Swanton as in-demand session players and drummer Tony Buck as a collaborator on various avant-garde projects.

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