The Brooklyn-based electronic improv/noise troupe Excepter continue to slowly (slooowly) pull themselves out of the sonic murk with their 5th and most accessible record to date. In addition to the more structured templates the group employs here, Debt Dept. also happens to be their most concise statement to date, with 8 songs clocking in at 40 minutes. Vocals - or at the very least, mumbled, disorienting moans - make appearances on each track as well. Still, let's make something perfectly clear: it would be impossible to mistake Excepter for any other band currently working. And while I still slightly prefer the more experimental noise wanderings of their first two records, KA and Throne, their recent forays in fractured house have been nothing if not thrillingly odd, like electro-pop music being forced through a meat grinder. (Note: many versions of the record include a bonus track, entitled "'Burgers", which the band has also made a video for. See below.)
Highlights: "Entrance", "Kill People", "Greenhouse/Stretch", "Sunrise"
RIYL: Black Dice, Gang Gang Dance, Growing, Sightings
Video - "Kill People"
Video - "'Burgers" (Medium Rare Edit)