Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Album: Jesu - Lifeline EP

Artist: Jesu
Album: Lifeline EP
Label: Hydra Head Records
Year: 2007

01. Lifeline
02. You Wear Their Masks
03. Storm Comin' On
04. End of the Road

Jesu is an experimental rock band formed in 2003 by Justin Broadrick following the breakup of Godflesh. Jesu was the name of the last song on the final Godflesh release, Hymns, and Broadrick decided to adopt it as the name of his new project.

Jesu's sound is heavily layered and textured, drawing from and incorporating an eclectic mix of influences, ranging from ambient music and drone doom, to shoegazing, downtempo and even industrial music.

Heart Ache EP, was released in 2004 and featured Broadrick playing all of the instruments. It was followed in 2005 by the full-length self-titled LP, which featured the addition of bassist Diarmuid Dalton and drummer Ted Parsons, although not every song featured both new members.

With their third release, 2006's four song Silver EP, Jesu took a more melodic and layered approach, gaining comparison to shoegazing band My Bloody Valentine.

Their second full-length album, titled Conqueror, was released on February 20, 2007 in the United States, February 19 in the United Kingdom and Europe, and on February 2 in Japan. The Japanese edition also contained a bonus disc featuring the two tracks that constitute the Sun Down / Sun Rise EP, released elsewhere as a 12" album on April 23.

Broadrick has also contributed remixes of songs using the Jesu name for Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Explosions in the Sky. A split 12" album with Eluvium was released on July 5, 2007, featuring Broadrick only on the Jesu tracks. A second split 12" with Battle of Mice is currently in the works.

The band made their United States live debut in March of 2007 as an opening act for Isis, although work permit problems caused them to miss the first three weeks of the tour. Neither Parsons nor Dalton were able to participate in the tour and were temporarily replaced by Danny Walker (of Intronaut) and long-time Broadrick collaborator Dave Cochrane, respectively. During this tour, Jesu also made its South by Southwest debut as part of a Hydra Head Records showcase.

Official Site

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Jene said...

oh god, could you please reupload this? preferably to mediafire? i would die of appreciation.

Anonymous said...

Could someone tell me why is the last song corrupted?

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