Sex was not the band’s first recording, but it was their first release. Recorded in 1988, it established the long form approach that the band has become known for, and has continued to be a strong seller in the Necks catalog. Fifty-six minutes and six seconds of strange/beautiful acoustic ambience plays out as Swanton’s pulsing bass motif combines with Buck’s gliding cymbal work and Abrahams’ sparsely melodic piano. The effect is mesmerising and immersive - an excellent album with which to begin listening to The Necks’ music.
released July 11, 1989
Musicians: Chris Abrahams Tony Buck Lloyd Swanton
Recorded at Ryde Studios NSW.
Mixed and Mastered at Studios 301 NSW
Recording date: Saturday, December 24, 1988
Thanks: Andy Evans Drumcraft, Squiffy, Chris Miles and the Music Department University of Sydney
Tim Burns (drawings)
Meredith McAuley (design)
Anne Zahalka (photograph)
Mastering engineer: Leon Zervos and Peter Cobbin
Mixing engineer: Peter Cobbin
Producer: The Necks
Recording engineer: Michael Webster
\m/ Between Sleipnir's Breath sets the tone and I can then listen to the whole thing on repeat, seemingly forever. These dudes are mind blowing to experience live, to say the least. Get some! \m/ champamoore