Executive is a band from Ohio who introduced itself to me by email. The members of this band used to belong to Omaha, Shuttlecock, and Fast Piece of Furniture.
Numerary belongs with "Manhattan." This song definitely has the 80s dark new-wave sound to it, not unlike Killing Joke. The guitar definitely brings the dark 80s sound, while the rhythm section gets you moving your head. The sound is familiar whether or not you've heard the band previously. When you listen to this one, you might swear to yourself that you've heard it on the soundtrack of some movie.
Now, I don't know about you, but when I hear 80s new wave music, I don't necessarily pay a lot of attention to the rhythm section. If you were to tune out the rhythm section of Executive, you'd be missing one of the best parts of the band. If you're anything like me, you'll take more notice of the rhythm section in "New Destruction" than perhaps any other song from the genre.
Which is to take nothing away from the guitar on this album. It definitely adds to the band's layers of sound, especially in "Time at Hand." "Nova" is another great example of the layers of sound this band provides. This song has a lot going on and it's virtually impossible to catch it all the first time around. In fact, it's fair to say that about any of the songs on this EP. If you like multi-layered new wave stuff, Executive is a band you should get to know.