PRESIDENCE is the eighth album in as many years by EXCEPTER. A double compact disc, PRESIDENCE explores the long-format side of EXCEPTER, focusing on continuous live performance and extended compositions. Over the course of more than two hours, PRESIDENCE spans the full spectrum of the EXCEPTER sound, from street-level electro to cosmic synth infinity and beyond. This is the sound of the band leaving Earth behind.
EXCEPTER – PRESIDENCE … RECORDING NOTES:
A six-song suite improvised in one continuous, live recording performed at Nathan Corbin and Clare Amory’s home studio on October 18th, 2008. Behind the final door … is another door.
A multi-track instrumental recorded by Mitch Rackin at the Sea Side Lounge studios over the winter of 2007 during the DEBT DEPT sessions. Titled in tribute to a Lovecraft tale location.
A live-to-stereo recording from the band’s six-hour “Return to Black Hole” dog days performance at the Williamsburg experimental cinema-restaurant Monkey Town on July 17th, 2007.
A solo synthesizer performance by John Fell Ryan recorded Presidents Day, 2003. (Pre-War)
Another recording from July 17th, 2007. Not in reference to our pal Panda, but rather to question the NOAA public closing of The Sound Garden since 9/11. Why would terrorists target meteorologists or an obscure sound sculpture park? Excepter wonder.
THE OPEN WELL
A selection from the band’s 17-hour “protest” performance at Monkey Town on Election Day, 2008. Other recordings here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=969A9C4C8185
CEBA COME WHEN YOU CALL
A dubbed-up monster mash of ALL live recordings of this Nathan Corbin program, from Echo Park to MIT. Los Angeles video version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD4W1IYO-T0
EXCEPTER – PRESIDENCE … “THE LAST COMPACT DISC”
PRESIDENCE is not designed for playback on laptop speakers. Listeners should plug into a stereo.
PRESIDENCE: If you fall asleep while listening to this record, please do dream of only EXCEPTER.
EXCEPTER is a six-member improvisational electronic and vocal group based in NYC. Founded in 2002 with the stated intent to use the tools of dance music towards esoteric ends, Excepter was behind many of the classic recordings associated with the 00’s ‘Brooklyn Noise’ phenomenon. Excepter’s 2008 Paw Tracks LP Debt Dept seemed to predict the global economic collapse that followed its release. The Excepter live experience remains an unpredictable, mystifying affair – always singular, never the same show twice.
1) Teleportation: BRE (00:42)
2) Teleportation: KAL (05:27)
3) Teleportation: LIL (07:50)
4) Teleportation: GOL (07:02)
5) Teleportation: KOP (06:42)
6) Teleportation: ASK (03:33)
A) SUBTOTAL (33:44)
7) Leng (07:35)
8) OG (27:59)
B) SUBTOTAL (66:58)
1) Presidence (33:33)
2) The Anti-Noah (10:31)
3) The Open Well (21:19)
4) When You Call (05:21)
C) SUBTOTAL (71:25)
GRAND TOTAL (02:18:23)
John Fell Ryan
Vocals, Synthesizers, Sequencers, Drum Machines, Percussion, Harmonica, Radio
Vocals, Synthesizers, Sequencers, Drum Machines, Percussion
Lala Harrison Ryan
Vocals, Synthesizers, Flute, Percussion
Synthesizers, Samplers, Bass Guitar
Synthesizers, Sequencers, Samplers, Drum Machines, Guitar Clare Amory Vocals, Electronic Drum Kit, Percussion
RECORDED and ENGINEERED:
John Fell Ryan; Nathan Corbin; Mitch Rackin
EDITED and DESIGNED:
John Fell Ryan
WRITTEN, PRODUCED and MASTERED:
Excepter 2003-2009 Dekalb Studio; 382 Jeff Street; Sea Side Lounge; Monkey Town; Astral Plane; NYC – LA