808 State Ex: El on Colored 180g Import 2LP
Includes 4 Bonus Tracks!
Ex:El is the third studio album by English electronic music act 808 State, originally released in 1991. In contrast to the band's previous works, the album features heavier beats and percussion, embracing earlier flirtations with hip-hop and industrial music. It also boasts guest vocals from Bernard Sumner of Joy Division and New Order fame, who sings on "Spanish Heart" and Björk who sings on "Qmart" and "Ooops" and is credited with co-writing the two songs, establishing a partnership with Graham Massey that would result in his working on many of her solo projects. Add to all this two of the best techno singles from the early '90s - "In Yer Face," a subtly politicized anti-American slammer and the almighty "Cubik" - and Ex:El stands out all the more strongly.