EXEK share psychedelic new dub-punk/krautrock jam “Unseasonable Warmth”
On February 4, Australian atmospheric/dubby post-punk group EXEK will release their fourth album, Advertise Here, via Castle Face Records. Last month, the group shared “(I’m After) Your Best Interest,” and today they’re sharing another new track from the album, “Unseasonable Warmth.” It’s a hazy, psychedelic krautrock/dub-punk jam that echoes the collaborative work between Can’s Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit and Public Image Limited’s Jah Wobble, as well as the druggy disorientation of late Portishead and Beak>. It’s at once sinister and beautiful, with horns and synths intertwining into a mesmerizing sheet of sound.
A statement released with the song reads, “Post-punks EXEK turn their gaze towards hip-hop for six-and-a-half stretched-out minutes. During that time, they’re looking out at a landscape resembling something between Ballard’s The Drowned Earth and Waterworld. Drums and bass act as cinder blocks that submerge, whilst thankfully short blasts of trumpet and synths assist in keeping buoyant. Just lay off the benzo’s when dozing off on pool toys.”
Listen to “Unseasonable Warmth” below.
EXEK Advertise Here tracklist:
1. Main Titles
2. (I’m After) Your Best Interest
3. Unseasonable Warmth
4. Parricide Is Painless
5. Sen Yen for 30 min of Violin
6. Beyond Currency
8. Hiding A Smile
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