Monday, 30 January 2017

The Necks - Unfold

The Necks unfold g-r-a-d-u-a-l-l-y...almost Zen-like, this trip with the monastic trio, yes, very Alice Coltrane at times, especially on Overhear...reminiscent of her lengthy electric keyboard excursions....The Necks living, if not literally, then...spiritually and metaphorically in the mountains...high above and beyond the rat race of commercialism, urgency in rhythm (the urban rush), instant gratification via melody (consumerism?)...not drifting, but travelling in a relaxed fashion...Unfold is mesmerising, akin to 'spiritual Jazz', minus either righteous fire or religious overtones and instead of, say, Pharoah Sanders' rampant afropercussion, loose drumming and constant jangle of bells. Unfold is contemplative...and would be little more than idle noodling, jamming, if not for the intuitive interplay between the three players, enhanced at time by deep bass rumbling.

Ideologic Organ

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