Bark Psychosis ‎– Hex

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Tracklist

The Loom 5:15
A Street Scene 5:35
Absent Friend 8:20
Big Shot 5:20
Fingerspit 8:21
Eyes & Smiles 8:30
Pendulum Man 9:53

Versions (13)

Cat N° Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat N° Country Année
CIRCD 29, 7243 8 39442 2 4 Bark Psychosis Hex(CD, Album) Circa, Circa CIRCD 29, 7243 8 39442 2 4 UK 1994 Vendre cette version
CAROL 1753-2 Bark Psychosis Hex(CD, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1753-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
CAROL 1753-2 Bark Psychosis Hex(CD, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1753-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
CIRC 29 Bark Psychosis Hex(Cass, Album) Circa CIRC 29 UK 1994 Vendre cette version
none Bark Psychosis Hex(Cass, Album, Promo) Caroline Records none US 1994 Vendre cette version
CIRCA 29, 7243 8 39442 1 7 Bark Psychosis Hex(LP, Album) Circa, Circa, 3rd Stone CIRCA 29, 7243 8 39442 1 7 UK 1994 Vendre cette version
MR-SSS 519 Bark Psychosis Hex(LP, Album, RE, 180) Vinilisssimo MR-SSS 519 Spain 2012 Vendre cette version
FIRELP084 Bark Psychosis Hex(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Fire Records FIRELP084 UK 2017 Vendre cette version
none Bark Psychosis Hex(7xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Fire Records none UK 2017
none Bark Psychosis Hex(7xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320) Fire Records none UK 2017
FIRECD084 Bark Psychosis Hex(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fire Records FIRECD084 UK 2017 Vendre cette version
none Bark Psychosis Hex(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Fire Records none UK 2017 Vendre cette version
none Bark Psychosis Hex(7xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Virgin none UK Unknown

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Dalton410

Dalton410

16 janvier 2021
en référence à Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084

Seriously one of the best records I own! Aside from the fact that this is a top 10 fave album of all time for me, this pressing is fantastic! One of the cleanest I own. No surface noise, no cracks, nothing. Lastly, the remaster from graham is beautiful! Super dynamic just as graham likes :)
omission

omission

29 décembre 2020
en référence à Hex, CD, Album, CIRCD 29, 7243 8 39442 2 4
I'm probably not adding anything new to the ample discourse surrounding this band or post-rock in general, but I think I understand exactly why this album and some contemporaries caused such excitement. Bark Psychosis, like its most prominent associates Seefeel, Disco Inferno, and Main, made music with such a Phil Spector studio-as-instrument ethos that it was hard as fuck (if not impossible) to reproduce their material live. Such methods, which in Bark's case basically amounted to constructing songs by computer from constituent (acoustic instrument) parts, eliminated the brawny, macho tradition of gigging/touring. Depending on how you viewed rock's future, this could be either cool and badass or destructive and nonsensical; critic Joe Carducci championed the rock aesthetic in Rock and the Pop Narcotic (1991) (he's kind of the anti-Reynolds).

Basically, this is ground-zero for pop music criticics' sudden realization that the trajectory of rock music didn't reduce to "rock is dead" or implicate techno or hip hop as a destructive force. Going by Simon Reynolds' definition of post-rock (rock instrumentation used to produce timbre- or texture-based, often improvised, avant-garde music that integrates emerging music production something blah blah blah), ĭ̤͚͍̬̊͑̍̎̅̓͘ͅņ̱̳̺̦͙̳̺̜̖̃̓̔̅̉̈́̑͂͐͐ m̛̛̺̱̗̹͉̋̂̀͆͆͐̑͟͟y̫͔̹̔̍̅̎͗͌̈̊ͅͅ o̶͔͓̹̜̰̫͑́̽̇̉̇̂͡p̛̖̩̖̖͈͚̼̻̽͊̾̏͗i̵̜̘͔̤̠̐͌́̒̃̏̀͂͠͞n͖̞͕͎̺̖̞̝̘̠͊͛̅̽͛͒̇̊͡í̢͚͎̟̘̫̈́̒̏́͢ͅö̱͇̤̣̯͈͓̰͓̦͗͗̉̔̓͠͞n̸̮̣̬̜̂̋͋̊̅̾͘͢, this is really the pinnacle of it. It's amazing how it's possible to throw in horns and loud bursts of dirtorted guitar, side-by-side, with such facility as seen in "A Street Scene" and "Fingerspit". The structures are wild and, ĭ̤͚͍̬̊͑̍̎̅̓͘ͅņ̱̳̺̦͙̳̺̜̖̃̓̔̅̉̈́̑͂͐͐ m̛̛̺̱̗̹͉̋̂̀͆͆͐̑͟͟y̫͔̹̔̍̅̎͗͌̈̊ͅͅ o̶͔͓̹̜̰̫͑́̽̇̉̇̂͡p̛̖̩̖̖͈͚̼̻̽͊̾̏͗i̵̜̘͔̤̠̐͌́̒̃̏̀͂͠͞n͖̞͕͎̺̖̞̝̘̠͊͛̅̽͛͒̇̊͡í̢͚͎̟̘̫̈́̒̏́͢ͅö̱͇̤̣̯͈͓̰͓̦͗͗̉̔̓͠͞n̸̮̣̬̜̂̋͋̊̅̾͘͢, never better executed than in "The Loom", where somewhat traditional jazz-rock fades into a scratchy lo-fi loop, or in the stark loud-quiet and ambient passages of "Fingerspit" and "Eyes and Smiles".

Even if you disagree with its ostensible legacy of having shaken the independent music world a bit, there is still a lot to glean from this album and to learn from observing the place it had in its cultural context or the discussions it spawned.
martin3801

martin3801

7 novembre 2020
en référence à Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084
one of those albums i've known about for years, actually from 1994 and for whatever reason only got round to a purchase. i detect the very occasional crackle but that's it. actually sounds good. nothing remarkable. a gatefold or sturdier sleeves would have been welcome however. feels a bit cheap to be honest.
stevethewire

stevethewire

3 septembre 2020
en référence à Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084
My release has a skip on "A Street Scene" and cracks and pops throughout. I've kind of mentally resigned myself to the fact that there is never going to be a good pressing of this album.
FAC517

FAC517

9 juillet 2020
en référence à Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084

This is among the best sounding records that I own. Dynamic, clear, and no clicks, pops, or surface noise to mention.
jackfrancis86

jackfrancis86

11 juin 2020
edité 8 months ago
en référence à Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084
Despite the rep, Hex always sounded 'off' to me somehow on CD, long before I had a clue about or gave a shit about things like mastering. Too compressed, not natural. As such, I always thought it was overrated. As I really rate Dustsucker however, I thought I'd have another go at Hex for the 2x12" version. It sounds amazing, lovely depth and detail, I seemingly got lucky in getting a nice flat press with no clear defects or issues. Got a few crackles but seem to be of the kind that will work themselves out after a couple of plays through. Never going to be an all-time favourite for me, but a very fine album after all. If you're upgrading from a digital version, or new to it and what to hear what all the fuss is about, this version is recommended.
franjazz

franjazz

14 août 2019
edité about 1 year ago
en référence à Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084
I've bought this reissue yesterday. This copy sounds awesome, great sound, no pops and cracks, very dynamic.
Huge sound quality.
SplendorGeometryczny

SplendorGeometryczny

25 février 2019
en référence à Hex, CD, Album, RE, RM, FIRECD084
No insert with band photo and credits in my copy. Also no sticker.
tpf055

tpf055

22 décembre 2018
en référence à Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084
Looks like there are some defective pressings out there. Can't speak for anyone but myself, but my copy was warm, clear and dead quiet. Probably the best this album is ever going to sound
Expansive09

Expansive09

9 octobre 2018
en référence à Hex, CD, Album, CIRCD 29, 7243 8 39442 2 4
By this for Pendulum Man alone a brilliant dark moody soundscape full of restrained tension.....bliss will follow.