• 1. Sex (56:06)


Sex was not the band’s first recording, but it was their first release. Recorded in 1988, it established the long form approach that the band has become known for, and has continued to be a strong seller in the Necks catalog. Fifty-six minutes and six seconds of strange/beautiful acoustic ambience plays out as Swanton’s pulsing bass motif combines with Buck’s gliding cymbal work and Abrahams’ sparsely melodic piano. The effect is mesmerising and immersive - an excellent album with which to begin listening to The Necks’ music.

Album label: 
Release date: 
07.11 / 1989
Recording date: 
24.12 / 1988
Recording location: 
Recorded at Ryde Studios NSW. Mixed and Mastered at Studios 301 NSW
Artwork : Tim Burns (drawings)
Artwork : Meredith McAuley (design)
Artwork : Anne Zahalka (photograph)
Mastering engineer : Leon Zervos and Peter Cobbin
Mixing engineer : Peter Cobbin
Producer : The Necks
Recording engineer : Michael Webster

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