Hex (album)

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Hex
Studio album by Bark Psychosis
Released 14 February 1994
Recorded Winter 1992
Genre Post-rock, ambient
Length 51:11
Label Circa (UK)
Caroline (U.S.)
Producer Bark Psychosis
Bark Psychosis chronology
Hex
(1994)
///Codename: Dustsucker
(2004)

Hex is the debut album by British post-rock band Bark Psychosis. The term "post-rock" was coined by music journalist Simon Reynolds in his review of this album for Mojo magazine.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Stylus Magazine Positive[3]
Head Heritage Positive[4]

Reception to Hex was generally positive. Melody Maker described Hex as "the work of a band nourished by constant evolution and is unquestionably divine....a gorgeously intense 50 minutes...".[5] The NME referred to the band as "nothing less than completely captivating" and called the album "a thoroughly marvelous record".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bark Psychosis

No. Title Length
1. "The Loom"   5:16
2. "A Street Scene"   5:36
3. "Absent Friend"   8:20
4. "Big Shot"   5:21
5. "Fingerspit"   8:21
6. "Eyes & Smiles"   8:31
7. "Pendulum Man"   9:54

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Daniel Gish – keyboards, piano, hammond
  • John Ling – bass, samples and programming, percussion
  • Mark Simnett – drums, percussion
  • Graham Sutton – vocal, samples and programming, guitar, piano, melodica, hammond
  • Neil Aldridge – triangle, programming
  • Pete Beresford – vibraphone
  • Phil Brown – flute
  • Del Crabtree – trumpet
  • Dave Ross – djembe

The Duke Quartet:

  • Louisa Fuller – violin
  • Rick Coster – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Ivan McCready – cello

Technical[edit]

  • Mixed by Bark Psychosis and Roy Spong
  • Engineered by Nick Wollage, Mog, Mike Long, Darren Westbrook, Bark Psychosis
  • Assisted by Pete Molyneux, Henry Binns, Lee Harris
  • Mastered by Chris Blair

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon (March 1994). "Bark Psychosis: Hex". Mojo. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Hex - Bark Psychosis : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Bark Psychosis - Hex - On Second Thought". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Unsung - Reviews - Bark Psychosis - Hex". Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Melody Maker review". Melody Maker: 73. 12 February 1994. 
  6. ^ "NME review". NME: 43. 19 February 1994.