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The Necks are an experimental jazz trio from Sydney, Australia, comprising Chris Abrahams on piano and Hammond organ, Tony Buck on drums and Lloyd Swanton on bass guitar and double bass. The band plays improvisational pieces of up to an hour in length that explore repeating musical figures. As well as , they are strongly influenced by .

Typically, a live performance will begin very quietly with one of the musicians playing something very simple. One by one, the other… read more

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  • Avatar for papabuscemeys
    fucking legends! if you're like me and their massive 18+ studio album discography isn't enough to quench your thirst for all the incredible & unique stuff these guys do, collecting their live performances is a journey all unto itself. since they're an improv group, all of their live performances are completely new songs, some of which i like just as much as their studio albums, if not more (Live at WFMU 2/10/2009 is absolutely phenomenal!), and others that end up influencing studio tracks later on (Live @ Studio 22 1999 is an early verision of Aether, which released 2001). these guys are easily one of my favorite jazz groups ever, they sit right alongside Tortoise as far as how much i adore them goes. they're also the long reigning champions for the "artists with tracks so long i hardly have any scrobbles despite listening to them for a copious amount of time" category
  • Avatar for ochsandgaye
    The Necks are brilliant, end of story. going through their discography is quite the treat, if a little daunting for the uninitiated. I'd say the band really start getting holy shit-incredible beginning with 'Hanging Gardens', and every release after does not disappoint either. 'Aether', 'Chemist', 'Silverwater', 'Open'... all soooo good... *drools*
  • Avatar for skeletonbone
    new album feeling completely different i love it
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  • Avatar for mattmacneil
    Townsville is the best
  • Avatar for Sturmlied
    Rum Jungle
  • Avatar for InASafePlace
    I like all they've done.... I think the track "Pele" is their best all arounder... it gets you no matter the mood you're in.
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  • Avatar for KhalidMuhijadee
    they're from a city about 3 hours away from New Zealand and they've only come here once (in 2002). come on lads.
  • Avatar for Blaine_The_Mono
    I see what krautrock did here. Very interesting jazz form.

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