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Drive By

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  • Audio CD (26 Jan 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rer Megacorp
  • ASIN: B0000X5DMC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,989 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Drive By - The Necks

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Feb 2004
Format: Audio CD
The Necks are a difficult band to categorise. I've found their albums in shops under Jazz, Ambient and others. It's easier not to try to pigeonhole them but just accept them for what they are. Unusual certainly, and possibly unique.
This new album follows their theme of a single track running to around an hour in length which is built up and varied as it progresses. The layers are added and interwoven almost imperceptibly, moreso on Drive By than on some earlier works.
Drive By is a perfect example of their own peculiar art and a great introduction to a talented group of musicians.
It is easy to dismiss this as background music (and it does make excellent background music if you want it to) but listen to it and concentrate on it for the full hour and you will be rewarded.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By spitz on 20 Oct 2011
Format: Audio CD
I have all The Necks' albums and a few free downloads from their excellent website too and this is one of the two or three albums I turn to most often. I often play it as background music when visitors come - which sounds less than flattering but this is music that can be listened to with half an ear or with full attention and it works either way. Invariably I'm asked with interest what the music is and several people have then gone out and bought the album for themselves. It's a great sound world that brings together as well as the usual piano, bass and drums, marimba [I think], electronics, organ and some sensitive and thoughtful sampling, and the riff and the cross rhythms they work against it as the musical cells shift over the course of an hour or so are fascinating and infectious. Some wonderfully tender moments too as when the piano chords which are as close to a melody as The Necks ever come make their first appearance some quarter of an hour in. "Hanging Gardens" and "Silverwater" are essential albums too but anyone wanting to familiarise themselves with one of the most inventive, original and uncategorizable bands around would do well to start here.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Amazing improvisational "jazz" album 9 Oct 2004
By Dan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was reading Uncut magazine one day and came upon this cd, which they gave 5 stars. I heard the terms improvisation and hour-long-song, which definitely got my attention, so I decided to buy it. I found that these guys are a really impressive band, taking a simple short keyboard line and stretching it out, adding and subtracting parts that makes it similar to a techno pattern but with jazz and psychidelic instruments. It's a unique blend of general jamming/jazz/mood music. It's difficult to explain, but if you are into the Miles Davis Bitches Brew-type music, you should probably give it a try! It's really amazing.
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another quality piece 29 Jan 2006
By leo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
starts with introspective melancholic keyboard refrain, and other instruments unhurriedly, incrementally appear, until it becomes an awesome prog-house-rock-jazz-psych jam. never cluttered and not overstaying its welcome, this hour long track is a very, very nice listen all the way through.
A good place to start with The Necks 12 Mar 2010
By PH-50-NC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've owned eight of the Necks' albums, and this is one of the best. In case you aren't familiar with The Necks, this description from [...]'s François Couture accurately sums up the group's M.O.:

"They usually start playing a very basic melodic and rhythmic figure, and then keep going at it for an hour, gradually introducing microscopic changes and variations. Some critics have compared them to Krautrock groups like Can and Faust. Others find similarities in the works of minimalist composers like LaMonte Young, Tony Conrad, even Philip Glass."

Most of the albums are one lengthy track per disc, and all of the music I've heard from the group is consonant enough to be played in boutiques or restaurants. There are no mind-numbing passages of brittle arpeggios, as you find in the music of Philip Glass (for better or for worse). Similarly, there are no noisy avant-garde passsages, vocals, or heavily synthesized sounds as you would expect to find in various flavors of Krautrock. It's not flashy or technically difficult in the way that progressive rock can be.

"Drive By" is just a touch funkier than most of the other Neck's albums I'm familiar with (though don't expect any Medeski Martin and Wood-type grooves or soloing here), and the melodic motifs here are catchy-but-minimalist. The overall feeling is major-key ambient groove music, which will allow those familiar with ambient and dance music to more easy engage with the groups' unique brand of minimalist jazz.
superb 3 Mar 2011
By moozak - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is great music.starts slow and builds and slows builds and slows its a journey.
Dark and moody. Improvised jazz but its great. These guys know each other so well they just play off each other.
they create this other worldly down tempo almost menacing music.
this is the soundtrack for stalking and killing, both scary and creepy.like nothing you have heard before. Dont listen if you are mentally unstable, or like the music of Justin Beaver.This is dangerous music.
put down your ritalin 2 Oct 2013
By Ryan An - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Necks are unusual in that their records typically consist of a single, hour-or-so long song (a notable exception being Chemist) that begins with a fairly simple idea and lets it effloresce over time. A standard 3-piece of bass drums and keys (sometime more than one track) and a few ambient sounds at times... these guys are a welcome change for those of us with a healthy attention span and genuine love of music.
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