ALBUM REVIEW: The Necks – Vertigo

Rating7.5necks - vertigoIf you’re a fan of The Necks you already know what you’re in for – long improvised instrumental pieces of music that explore drone, repetition and texture. The trio deliver just that but this time the point of difference is the dark, unsettling mood and the subsequent feelings of tension and unease that it conjures up; across the shimmering drone of the first piece and the claustrophobic, haunting clatter of the second. This album also has a more cinematic vista, sharing many similarities with electronic composers like Ben Frost and Tim Hecker. Vertigo’s hypnotic movement and textural detail demands high volume attentive listening.

Chris Familton

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