Metalux & John Weise / Exoteric
Album: Exoteric   Collection:General
Artist:Metalux & John Weise   Added:Aug 2007
Label:Load Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-09-30 Pull Date: 2007-12-02 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 18 Nov 4 Oct 21 Oct 14 Oct 7
Airplays: 2 1 3 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 22, 2010: The Courtesy Flush
Exoteric Seven
4. Oct 31, 2007: Brownian Motion
Exoteric Seven
2. Nov 13, 2007: radio randomulance
Exoteric Seven
5. Oct 17, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Exoteric Seven
3. Nov 11, 2007: Rorschach's Dance
Exoteric Two
6. Oct 16, 2007: radio randomulance
Exoteric Four, Exoteric Three, Exoteric Two

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-09-30
METALUX and JOHN WEISE - "Exoteric" CD (Load)
A team made in hell for sure. Chicago based female improv/noise duo METALUX and WEISE who's been in SUNN0)) and BASTARD NOISE team up to create some harsh, loud noise. There is still a feeling of improvisation and some of the childlike/demented female spoken vocals that METALUX usually has. Lots of tape manipulation sounds but also some that could be laptop effects making tape manipulation sounds. Feedback and harsh static. When there are vocals the tracks get dark and demented.
1. Rumbling electricity noises and static. Repetitive noise and vocals towards the end.
**2. Manipulated vocals and what sounds like uncontrollable noise.
3. Shorter, harsher, female vocal noises and some male(?) vocals.
4. Quieter beginning and what sounds like plugging and unplugging a guitar. Some VERY harsh moments and some quiet moments.
5. Tapes? Low rumbles.
**6. Loops, almost sounds like records. Busy.
**7. Low rumble. Factory/machinery type noises. Harshness comes and goes. Vocals like a kid singing to themselves.
Good stuff -mph

Track Listing
1. Exoteric One   4. Exoteric Four
2. Exoteric Two   5. Exoteric Five
3. Exoteric Three   6. Exoteric Six
  7. Exoteric Seven