EXEPT return to the METHLAB Recordings label with the release of their “NEMESI” EP, which stands as the ninth entry in the label’s BNKR series, exploring form and space within sonic and visual structures. NEMESI sees EXEPT return with the same devotion to sharp & uncompromising sonics that drove their powerful, and highly acclaimed first full release, the “STRONGER” EP, recently in summer. Sealed within the EP are four collaborative works with artists MISSIN, SINIC, SULEX, & VISAGES. A series of relentless explorations of the deep, dark, & refined sonics central to the EXEPT sound and fundamental to BNKR, whilst also featuring the defining sounds of their contributors in a unique sonic synthesis.
EXEPT combine first with MISSIN on the shadowy SOMETHING YOU ARE, which sets off at a rapid pace through a sinister landscape of frantic synths and whispered vocals. KERNAL PANIC features the sounds of SINIC and is dominated by the attacks of a distorted snare that pulses above the track’s ascetic instrumentation. EXEPT & SULEX bring PYTHON, which features a serpentine bass line that quickly surges to the fore as it cuts through the spaces between beats. ROTARY, EXEPT’s collaboration with VISAGES, closes the EP with a steady stream of driving percussion obscured only occasionally by the chants of a distant observer.
With NEMESI releasing on January 31, EXEPT continue their steady rise as one of the freshest pioneering figures in deep, technical drum & bass, a focus shared by the BNKR project, where Exept’s sound finds a fitting home.