After their start in 1979, The Ex developed divergent musical styles: noise, rock, jazz, improvisation, and ethnic music, interwoven under one unique umbrella. Discordant, highly rhythmic guitars and the rolling, almost African drumming style give the music its special character. "Turn" contains fourteen new songs; over 80 minutes of music. "At its best, The Ex's agitated racket packed the blast of a hand grenade, sending sonic shrapnel flying off in different directions even as the music magically cohered. While infused with the passion of punk, the music often channeled the energy and excitement of seat-of-your-pants improvisation"--Chicago Tribune.