In the category of legendary Australian cult bands, The Necks are neck and shoulders above the rest. Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) have been fine-tuning their unorthodox sound for 18 (!) albums: long pieces that slowly unravel enchantingly, floating on a persistent deep groove.
The deceptive simplicity of their music reveals new details with every listen. Not quite avant-garde, nor minimalist, ambient or jazz: The Necks' music is completely unique!
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Younes Zarhoni from Brussels works at the crossroads of audio and visual art, on topics such as national, religious and artistic identity. He makes sound installations as well as visual work, and has been giving electronic music performances for about 10 years.
With his electro project YZ he toured countless stages, looking for the meditative side of techno. His latest quest for transcendence through music: a study in quadraphonic singing. Sober incantations in Arabic are layered in polyphony and interrupted by silences that bathe in a monastic atmosphere. The result is a blissful mind melt. Eyes closed and ears wide open!
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