The Necks keep breaking jazz, will do so again on forthcoming album Vertigo

The Necks keep breaking jazz, will do so again on forthcoming album Vertigo

After more than 25 years of confusing the heck out of anyone who dares turn up to a concert expecting to hear a run-of-the-mill jazz trio, Sydney mavericks The Necks are set to continue to push the trajectory of jazz out of the stratosphere of convention with their 17th record, Vertigo. Apparently the band set out “to pursue the idea of having a drone running from start to finish, off which we could hang ideas.” However, like all things The Necks attempt, they strayed off course and “ended up in a very different place from whatever our initial notion of it had been.”

So while The Necks, being the Antipodeans that they are, are very good at telling us what Vertigo is not, their label, Northern Spy, assures us that the album “is an eventful, kaleidoscopic tone poem set against a darkly shimmering background,” which consists of a single 44-minute piece.

You can find out what that sounds like when Vertigo is released on October 30. Meanwhile, check out the group’s tour dates here.

[Photo: Alan Murphy]

• The Necks: http://www.thenecks.com
• Northern Spy: http://northernspyrecords.com

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