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The 20 Best Avant Albums of 2015

Hard and fast boundaries don't mean much these days. M.I.A. would tell you as much, offering a big ol' "what's up with that?" at the…
Colin Joyce / December 9, 2015

The Necks Make More Abstract Anxiety Jazz on ‘Vertigo’

Long-running Australian trio the Necks are ostensibly a jazz act. They're playing pianos, upright bass, and various percussion parts arranged around a drum kit,…
Colin Joyce / October 26, 2015

The Necks’ Cloud-Jazz, Gabriel Soloman’s War Drones, & 15 More Avant-LPs in Concrète Jungle

The Necks, Open (Northern Spy)The most beautiful album of the year isn’t by Bill Callahan or Haim or Boards of Canada or Susan Boyle, but…
Christopher R. Weingarten / November 19, 2013

The Necks Bend Space and Time With the Ambient-Jazz Triumph ‘Open’

After nearly a quarter-century of activity and more than a dozen albums, Australian jazz-minimalism-trance-jam trio the Necks toured the United States for the first time…
Grayson Currin / October 30, 2013

Stream the Necks’ ‘Open’: One 68-Minute Track of Transcendent Ambient Jazz

Australian slowpoke-jazz cult heroes the Necks have been creating mesmerizing, slowly unraveling improv for 25 years, but have enjoyed a recent revival thanks to some…
Christopher R. Weingarten / October 22, 2013