Exhaust – Exhaust
The self-titled debut album by Exhaust was recorded to 3- and 4-track at the original Hotel2Tango and Mom and Pop Sounds in 1997. Originally a vinyl-only release in 1998, Constellation also issued it on CD in 2000. Anchored by drummer Aidan Girt (later drafted by GY!BE), Exhaust tore up live rooms around Montreal with Gordon Krieger’s deafening bass moans and Mike Zabinski’s live reel-to-reel tape distortions carving out a dub-punk racket. Exhaust captures this, along with Krieger’s bass clarinet work and 8-bit remixes by 1-Speed Bike (the first recorded appearance of Aidan’s DJ alter ego). A bipolar depth charge from one of the bands that made us want to start a record label.
1. A History Of Guerrilla Warfare
2. Metro Mile End
3. Homemade Maggot Beer
4. We Support Iran In Their Bid To Win The 1998 World Cup
5. Two Years On Welfare
6. This Is Our (Borrowed) Equipment
7. Wool Fever
8. A Medley Of Late Night Buffet Commercials
10. The Black Horns Of H2T
Running time: 00:34:00
LP jacket made from 80lb. textured uncoated blue cardstock with white silkscreen images. Insert card silkscreened on linen finish mustard cardstock.
CD gatefold jacket made from 80lb. textured uncoated blue cardstock with white foil-embossed images and text. Insert card offset printed on linen finish mustard cardstock.
Gordon Krieger: bass, guitar, bass clarinet
Mike Zabinski: tapes
Recorded and mixed at the Hotel2Tango in Montreal by Alain Tremblay. TRACKS 2, 3, 7, 9 at Mom and Pop Sounds in Montreal by David Bryant. TRACKS 4, 6, 8 remixed by 1-Speed Bike. Mastered at DNA by Andrew Frank.