The Necks: Hanging Gardens (2002)
On this release, Abrahams communicates a memorably melodic, lower register single note progression, along with a few discreet twists, turns, and minor alterations. However, they effectively intimate notions of bliss and abandonment in concert with an altogether blithe spirit. Sort of like putting the car in cruise control as you, traverse through a barren yet unusually beautiful desert highway. But part of the trio’s success resides within the way they rarely overstate a theme, while the ubiquitous ostinato serves as the undercurrent for a wealth of enchanting soundscapes. Simply stated, Hanging Gardens is an engrossing affair! Strongly recommended.
Track Listing: 1.Hanging Gardens
Personnel: Chris Abrahams: piano, Hammond, Rhodes, keyboards
Record Label: ReR Megacorp
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock