30 years of improvising a new piece of music every time they step on stage "among the world's greatest forces in music… " LA Times
Forming in Sydney Australia in 1986,
over the last 30 years The Necks have built an international reputation as
masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation. Each night
they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play –
they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment
and in that room.
Over their years together, they have honed
an assured process of building around repeated motifs through subtle shifts and
layering, to produce an extraordinarily dense and hypnotic effect which builds
in a mesmerising, epic fashion.
In February 2017 they released their
19th album Unfold, a
special edition vinyl and digital-only on Stephen O’Malley’s Ideologic Organ, via
Editions Mego. In January they supported
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, before USA
February/March, and returning to UK/Europe in late April-May, August and again
in November-December 2017.
They have been touring Europe for over
20 years, with additional occasional special projects and collaborations with
Brian Eno, Swans, Ilan Volkov, Evan Parker, Karl Hyde, Leo Abrahams, amongst
Every Necks' performance is a singular
event, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.