For decades, Australian trio the Necks have built themselves a reputation as one of the most restless, adventurous groups in the world of avant-garde jazz. And early next year, they’ll follow up their 2015 LP Vertigo with a new double album called Unfold. The new album only includes four tracks, but each of them is long enough to take up a side of 12″ vinyl. And the first thing they’ve shared is an 11-minute excerpt of their track “Timepiece.” It’s a nervous, shifting piece of ambient, full of drums and piano notes that seem to be resisting the impulse to fall into any kind of rote pattern. Check it out below.
Unfold is out 2/10 on Editions Mego.