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# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CIRCD 29, 7243 8 39442 2 4 Bark Psychosis Hex(CD, Album) Circa, Circa CIRCD 29, 7243 8 39442 2 4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CAROL 1753-2 Bark Psychosis Hex(CD, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1753-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CAROL 1753-2 Bark Psychosis Hex(CD, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1753-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CIRC 29 Bark Psychosis Hex(Cass, Album) Circa CIRC 29 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Bark Psychosis Hex(Cass, Album, Promo) Caroline Records none US 1994 Sell This 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 Sell This Version
MR-SSS 519 Bark Psychosis Hex(LP, Album, RE, 180) Vinilisssimo MR-SSS 519 Spain 2012 Sell This Version
FIRELP084 Bark Psychosis Hex(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Fire Records FIRELP084 UK 2017 Sell This 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 Sell This Version
none Bark Psychosis Hex(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Fire Records none UK 2017 Sell This Version
none Bark Psychosis Hex(7xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Virgin none UK Unknown

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everso

everso

August 23, 2021
referencing Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084
this reissue is amazing. Sounds and looks beautiful!
before ordering this pre-owned i sent Fire Record an email
and they said it will NOT be reissued again any time soon
so buy and enjoy now!
RE--ANIMATED

RE--ANIMATED

May 31, 2021
referencing Hex, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, FIRELP084

Great repress. Shame it isn't gatefold, considering it's a double LP and its successor, Codename: Dustsucker, got a gatefold repress, but all in all gorgeous vinyl with some gorgeous art.
Dalton410

Dalton410

January 16, 2021
referencing 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

December 29, 2020
referencing 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

November 7, 2020
referencing 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

September 3, 2020
referencing 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

July 9, 2020
referencing 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

June 11, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing 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

August 14, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing 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

February 25, 2019
referencing Hex, CD, Album, RE, RM, FIRECD084
No insert with band photo and credits in my copy. Also no sticker.