Hex (Bark Psychosis album)

Hex is the debut studio album by British post-rock band Bark Psychosis. It was released on 14 February 1994 by Circa Records in the United Kingdom, and on 11 March 1994 by Caroline Records in the United States. The term "post-rock" was coined by music journalist Simon Reynolds in his review of the album for Mojo magazine.[1]

Hex
Studio album by
Released14 February 1994
RecordedMarch–November 1993
GenrePost-rock
Length51:11
LabelCirca
ProducerBark Psychosis
Bark Psychosis chronology
Hex
(1994)
///Codename: Dustsucker
(2004)
Singles from Hex
  1. "A Street Scene"
    Released: 10 January 1994

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Mojo[3]
NME8/10[4]
Record Collector[5]
Select4/5[6]
Uncut10/10[7]

Reception to Hex was generally positive. Melody Maker described Hex as "the work of a band nourished by constant evolution and is unquestionably divine" and "a gorgeously intense 50 minutes".[8] The NME referred to the band as "nothing less than completely captivating" and called the album "a thoroughly marvelous record".[4]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Bark Psychosis.

No.TitleLength
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

Musicians

  • 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 personnel

  • Bark Psychosis – mixing, engineering
  • Roy Spong – mixing
  • Nick Wollage – engineering
  • Mog – engineering
  • Darren Westbrook – engineering
  • Nick Wollage – engineering
  • Pete Molyneux – assistance
  • Henry Binns – assistance
  • Lee Harris – assistance
  • Chris Blair – mastering

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[9] 48

Notes

  1. Reynolds, Simon (March 1994). "Bark Psychosis: Hex". Mojo (4). Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  2. Ankeny, Jason. "Hex – Bark Psychosis". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. Chick, Stevie (October 2017). "Bark Psychosis: Hex". Mojo (287): 105.
  4. "Bark Psychosis: Hex". NME: 43. 19 February 1994.
  5. Moores, JR (October 2017). "Bark Psychosis – Hex". Record Collector (471). Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  6. Morrison, Dave (March 1994). "Bark Psychosis: Hex". Select (45): 74.
  7. Dale, Jon (20 September 2017). "Bark Psychosis – Hex". Uncut. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. "Bark Psychosis: Hex". Melody Maker: 73. 12 February 1994.
  9. "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
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