Hex cover

After their striking early singles and EPs, Bark Psychosis spent a year on what would eventually become Hex, a process which ultimately shattered the lineup due to Graham Sutton’s self-confessed obsessiveness in its creation. If nothing else the members could be proud of the results; as maybe the album which initially best followed the impact of Talk Talk’s Laughing Stock, Hex dived into a sonic world infused by deep experimental jazz arrangements and spare contemplation, Sutton’s vocals a serene, genteel guide into being subsumed by it all.

Ned Raggett

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