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EXEK

A Casual Assembly

W.25TH
12" $13.00

10/12/2018 857661008117 

W25-06 


FLAC $6.99

10/12/2018 857661008117 

W25-06 


MP3 $5.99

10/12/2018 857661008117 

W25-06 


Right on the heels of their Ahead Of Two Thoughts LP released earlier this year, A Casual Assembly is the latest offering from Melbourne’s EXEK. The EP coalesces around a stirring theme for synthesizer, trumpet and bass, bringing together reference points to Laurie Spiegel, Jah Wobble and The Velvet Underground’s “The Gift.” Frontman Albert Wolski’s disembodied narration – at times reminiscent of Samuel Beckett or Robert Ashley – unfolds over a series of dark vignettes set in a dystopian near-future. Autotune has been banned, secret police patrol the redoubts of the wealthy, and world beaches have been cleared of their sand for the construction of enormous ur- ban prisons. As these events turn more fraught and absurd, Wolski reveals just how much is gained through EXEK’s stripped-down arrangements and dreamlike tones. A Casual Assembly echoes like the lost soundtrack to a Kubrick or Jarman film. Recommended for fans of Normil Hawaiians, Jenny Hval and Harmonia.

Tracklist

  1. #1 Withheld From The Cycle

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  2. #2 The Home Of The Architect

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  3. #3 Aerospace And Defence

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  4. #4 A Mental Note

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  5. #5 Menthol

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  6. #6 The Commoner

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  7. #7 The Physicist's Issue

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  8. #8 Where the Milk Was Spilt

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  9. #9 A Fax Back From The Architect

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