Excepter / Alternation
Album: Alternation   Collection:General
Artist:Excepter   Added:Jan 2007
Label:5 Rue Christine  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-22 Pull Date: 2007-06-24 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 13 May 6 Apr 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 22, 2010: mini-panic
Whirl Wind
4. Jun 07, 2007: The Adventurer's Choice
Apt. Living
2. Nov 10, 2010: panic!##!
Icecream Van
5. May 31, 2007: Finneman's Market
Icecream Van
3. May 20, 2009: Signal to Vroom
Whirl Wind
6. May 24, 2007: 408's Finest
Icecream Van

Album Review
Scott Coomes
Reviewed 2007-04-20
Excepter: Alteration (5RC)
Arty/slacker electro. Apathetic/soul vox muffled low in mix, occasionally in neo-tribal vein. Simple drum machines and old school synth. Lots of electronic squiggles and goodies shuffling about in background. “Songs” in an IDM, rather than pop, sense. Not a whole lot happens in each track, but the whole album has a definite cool feel. Lounge-y at times. Slow beats, low energy. A contrived apathy/coolness. No Fccs. Mic break music? Order of preference: #1, 9, 6, 3, 10, 4, 11, 2, 8, 5, 7
1) 6:02 –starts w/ sad synth melody. Driving dance beats. Dark mumbling vox, but upbeat synth melody. lyrics to “do your ears hang low?” at one point. Upbeat and cool, but melancholy…
2) 5:20 –starts w/ erratic eletroc-beat, which then gets regular. Lo-fi synth. White noise/guitar crash samples. Unsettling xylophone taps. Dark, moaning vox. Ends w/ swirling noises.
3) 6:45 –funky beat w/8-bit tones. Monotone slacker rock vox. Feels lengthy
4) 1:58 –simple, slow, mid-tempo beat. Minimal vox mumbles. a little synth. Drone crescendos.
5) 7:17 –starts w/odd vox sample. Cheesy synth crescendos, simple drum machine beat. Muffled vox. Ends with cool distorted synth weirdness.
6) 5:00 –quicker beat. Sick bell synth swirls, robot buzzing, reverb lo-fi vox. Buzzings slowly get more intense.
7) 1:40 –sounds of someone beating on pipes in a basement somewhere.
8) 6:31 –kinda dark sounding. Med tempo beat plods along. Tense synth.
9) 6:12 –laid-back organic, hollow beat. Sample shufflings low mix. Kinda mysterious beeps. Laid-back scat singing + mumbling. Cool…
10) 8:46 –simple synth beat. Builds w/ more pieces (synth melody loops, drum machine beats, vox whispers). Heavy reverb vox groans hover behind tinny casio melody.
11) 9:53 –mechanical beat; sounds like funky assembly line. Cut-up vox samples. Tinny video-game melody. Beat decays at end.

Track Listing
1. Icecream Van   6. Whirl Wind
2. Lypse   7. (The Pipes)
3. The "Rock" Stepper   8. Knock Knock
4. The Ladder   9. Apt. Living
5. If I Were You (Live)   10. Op Pop
  11. Back Me Up (Show)