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Sex
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Rock
 
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The Necks' first album was released in 1989 in Australia and in 1996 on the label Private Music in the U.S. Right from the start, all the elements of the group's sound were firmly in place. The difference between Sex and t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Necks
Title: Sex
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Label: Fish Of Milk Aus/Zoom
Release Date: 5/16/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766489038421

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The Necks' first album was released in 1989 in Australia and in 1996 on the label Private Music in the U.S. Right from the start, all the elements of the group's sound were firmly in place. The difference between Sex and the many other CDs they would record afterwards is the purity: The trio's hypnotic repetitive piece relies only on piano, bass, and drums; no electronics, extra keyboards, samples, or lengthy introduction. We would have to wait for Piano Bass Drums nine years later before they would come back to these essentials. Apart from the instrumentation, everything here is as one would expect from a Necks album. There is a single hour-long track, a two-bar motif repeated endlessly with minute variations "populating" it. Pianist Chris Abrahams remains self-effaced, keeping things very quiet. The light swing in Tony Buck's high-hat and Lloyd Swanton's bass give the piece a serious jazz feel - probably the reason why the group continued to be considered jazz, even though their music exists outside standard categories. It all works well, better than in Aquatic. The music here is not as communicative as in Piano Bass Drums, nor as mesmerizing as in Aether or as contagious as in Hanging Gardens. In the end, Sex stands in the Necks' discography as an average example of their work. One cannot point any specific problem, but they did better albums than this one

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Improvisation at it's most universal high
03/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The moment this CD starts, your body relaxes and goes with the music. Rhythm, peace and soul are threaded through the notes to create a Jazz masterpiece. It's obvious The Necks were open and working their magic when they created this piece. It lasts 56 minutes and when it ends,you'll start it over and over again. It's a classic that you need in your music library."
Oh my god it's not a joke.
leo | Beijing, China | 12/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"immersive, oceanic, intimate, sweet, insistent, slow, driving, heart-rending, achingly beautiful, and there is 1 hour of it to sink into. Play this one only for the strictest most special of occasions: don't have it in the background while you make out with some flusie from a bar; but if the love of your life will be incarcerated for 80 years and tonight is the last night, light the candles and put this album on repeat..."
Transcends
Bruce A. Stoffmacher | Los Angeles, CA | 07/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's just one amazing, seductive, transcending jazz track - great for quiet moments, or as the title suggests..."