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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.
Maintaining a teetering tension between suspension and collapse, 'Vertigo' draws on a diverse palette of sounds created in the studio by Tony Buck (drums/percussion/guitar), Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Chris Abrahams (piano/keyboards), 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.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Label||Fish Of Milk|
|Music Genre Primary||Jazz|