According to Another Dark Age, Melbourne's Exek are messengers for "today’s young, unemployed, immobile, self-obsessed middle-class." Sounds like a shit job to me. Not sure what the message is, but the medium you can get behind: dubbed-to-oblivion post-punk, with jazz flourishes and ultimately something far more ambitious than '79-'81 studio karaoke going on (I think). ADA also invoke Essendon Airport, 39 Clocks and (how dare they) Zickzack in their bid to give this thing some context, and believe it or not they're not outrageously wide of the mark: check out 'A Hedonist', and the hilariously overlong but still mesmerising 'Baby Giant Squid'. Albert Wolksi's Devoto-ish vocals also a plus. Great record.