Listen: The Necks - Imprinting
Legendary Australian trio release 17-minute epic cut of atmospheric, exploratory ambient "jazz" ahead of new album next year
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For 35 years the Sydney-formed trio of Tony Buck (drums/guitar), Chris Abrahams (piano) and Lloyd Swanton (bass) have been at the forefront of improvisational, experimental, avant-garde “jazz" and redefining just what the word jazz means. Pushing boundaries over the decades with both their fabled live shows, that are fully improvised meaning no two are ever the same, as well as their studio recordings, today we are blessed with something new of the latter with the release of new single Imprinting, ahead of new double album Travel set for a 2023 release.
A beautiful expression of musical communication between three masters of their craft, Imprinting manages to capture each player’s sounds and fit them perfectly alongside each other in the mix of this sprawling, meditative and trippy slice of otherworldly “jazz”.
Imprinting comes ahead of their 19th studio album Travel, set for a February 2023 release via Northern Spy Records, an album that “documents their recent practice of starting each day in the studio with a 20-minute trio improvisation”, with Swanton explaining “It’s a really nice communal activity to bring us together in focus each day, and some lovely music has resulted from it.”
The Necks new album Travel is out February 24 via Northern Spy Records
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