Exhaust is a bass, drum and tape trio that crashed through various Montreal venues in a series of semi-controlled explosions during the mid-90s, with an early vinyl release on Constellation appearing in 1998 (issued on CD two years later). As other projects began to dominate the players’ schedules, Exhaust have played only sporadically since 1999 but re-grouped in the summer of 2001 for a short tour and month-long cabin retreat, where their second album was recorded.

Exhaust is Aidan Girt (drums), Mike Zabinski (tapes), and Gordon Krieger (bass, bass clarinet). Aidan Girt is also a drummer in Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the brain/ears behind 1-Speed Bike.