These four richly contrasting episodes amount to one hour-long, mesmerising groove – an ominous, urgent, melancholy masterwork.
The aussie contemporary jazz institution hold their own with the best of them when it comes to rhythmic complexity, but they have put much of that to one side for their most relentlessly driving album to date. It's a very particular combination of patience, temperament, quiet virtuosity, economy and concentration – not to mention some bona fide rock/roll instincts. “This is as high as the Necks have ever taken us and, as such, as low as they’ve ever left us. This time, it’s hard to listen to the Necks and hear anything but our world, sounded back” 8.0 - pitchfork