In my opinion Exhaust are the best of the Godspeed you black emporer spinoff bands. Their self-titled debut is one of my favorite albumns at the moment. It has its honoured place in that little stack of 5 or so CDs that never seems to leave the small space of bench next to the CD player. So you can imagine my excitement when I found this: a new CD by Exhaust!
Unfortunatly this albumn is not nearly as good.
The diversity of industrialised sounds, rock, techno, hip hop and Jazz from the first albumn are toned down in favor of a more ambiant sound. You know that low ominous sound at the begining of "a history of guerrilla warfare" on the first albumn? well that runs pretty much all the way through this one. The atnosphere works, but the songs almost never shift of out second gear. Maybe Labradford fans will like it more than I do.
Gone also are the political samples of IRA leaders and the like. What gives? they were kind of cool.
Enregistreur is good, but not a patch on the first one.