We summarise recent advances on the description of exotic and excited states
using an approach to QCD via Dyson-Schwinger and Bethe-Salpeter equations.
We discuss first steps in the calculation of (quenched) glueball states, explain
in more detail methods and results to extract the spectrum of four-(anti-)quark
states from the four-body Faddeev-Yakubovski equation and present first results
for the excited baryon spectrum obtained from the three-body Faddeev equation.
Particular emphasis is given to the comparison with corresponding results from