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The Necks are an Australian avant-garde jazz trio formed in 1987 by founding mainstays Chris Abrahams on piano and Hammond organ, Tony Buck on drums, percussion and electric guitar, and Lloyd Swanton on bass guitar and double bass. They play improvisational pieces of up to an hour in length that explore the development and demise of repeating musical figures. Their double LP studio album Unfold was named by Rolling Stone as "one of the top 20 avant albums of 2017."



Studio albums

  • Sex (Spiral Scratch, 1989)
  • Next (Spiral Scratch, 1990)
  • Aquatic (Fish of Milk/Shock, 1994)
  • Silent Night (Fish of Milk/Shock, 1996)
  • Hanging Gardens (Fish of Milk/Shock.ReR Megacorp,1999)
  • Aether (Fish of Milk/Shock/ReR Megacorp, 2001)
  • Drive By (Fish of Milk/Shock/ReR Megacorp, 2003)
  • Mosquito/See Through (Fish of Milk/ReR Megacorp, 2004)
  • Chemist (Fish of Milk/Shock?ReR Megacorp, 2006)
  • Silverwater (Fish of Milk/ReR Megacorp, 2009)
  • Mindset (Fish of Milk/ReR Megacorp, 2011)
  • Open (Fish of Milk/ReR Megacorp, 2013)
  • Vertigo (Fish of Milk/ReR Megacorp, 2015)
  • Unfold (Ideologic Organ, 2017)
  • Body (Fish of Milk/Northern Spy, 2018)
  • Three (Fish of Milk/Northern Spy/ReR Megacorp, 2020)

Live albums

Soundtrack albums

Other appearances

  • "Royal Family" on Beyond El Rocco (Vox, 1993) – soundtrack to Kevin Lucas' documentary on Australian Jazz
  • "Chemist" (live performance) on Highlights From The ABC TV Series Studio 22 (ABC Music, 2002)
  • "Hall" on split-single 7" with Hards-Ons (We Empty Rooms, WER#25, 2014)
  • Drift project by Underworld (2018 - 2019) - appear on "A Very Silent Way", "Appleshine Continuum" and "Altitude Dub Continuum"
  • Leaving Meaning by Swans (Young God & Mute, 2019) - appear on the songs "Leaving Meaning" and "The Nub"

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