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Sex 56:06


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


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The Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz


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