On this fantastic record, EXEC really hones in on whatever it is that makes their music so damn cool, then expands and refines it. I find “Ahead of Two Thoughts” to be super trippy and, while its not actually dark-sounding, it’s acknowledging the darkness and having fun with it, even mocking it, like having a party in hell.
The second full length by EXEK, out now, on Superior Viaduct
Here and throughout Ahead Of Two Thoughts, Exek’s impeccable taste and inveterate inventiveness help them to elevate their second album far beyond reverent homage. - WIRE Issue #410
The rhythm section on this LP is fucking great. The bass lines are driving, melodic and almost funk-influenced (think ESG) while the drums are reverbed as hell and really mesmerizing. This record was a pleasant surprise. - Maximum Rocknroll
Melbourne’s EXEK buck the trend for every Australian band to have a record released in the 2010’s by not being a psych-rock outfit. In fact, they’re an intriguing and smart group with shades of ESG, Public Image Limited and Melbourne royalty The Birthday Party. Tracks like ‘Weight Loss (Henry’s Dream)’ have more groove in their little finger than King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard had across the seven million albums they released in 2017. - Norman Records
Ahead of Two Thoughts, in other words, is the best EXEK record because of its underlying songwriting. - Bandcamp's Best Punk of Jan 2018