I (EP)

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I
EP by Meshuggah
Released July 13, 2004 (2004-07-13)
Recorded 2004
Genre Extreme metal, progressive metal, avant-garde metal
Length 21:00
Label Fractured Transmitter
Meshuggah chronology
Nothing
(2002)
I
(2004)
Catch Thirtythree
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters favorable[2]

I is a one-song EP by Swedish metal band Meshuggah. It was released on July 13, 2004, by Fractured Transmitter Recording Company.

Background[edit]

Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake said of the EP, "That whole track was written and recorded just on random. Me and Fredrik would just jam on something, and when we found something that was kind of cool, he would walk into the control room. I would just record drums and it wasn't a set pattern, I would just kind of stray away from the pattern, but just keep going in that vibe. Then we had to chart everything and go bar by bar to record the guitars afterwards, because it's all just random."[3]

EP notes[edit]

Both the cover and disc artwork refers to the title "I". The cover features an "eye" and on the disc itself the word "aj" is printed, which is also pronounced the same way in Swedish as it would be in English and means "Ouch!". The "facial" structures around the eye are all made from multiple bent, shaped, mirrored and resized copies of a face.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mårten Hagström, all music composed by Tomas Haake and Fredrik Thordendal[3].

No. Title Length
1. "I"   21:00

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ I (EP) at AllMusic
  2. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/m/meshuggah-i.shtml
  3. ^ a b Slevin, Patrick (March 12, 2008). "Meshuggah: Challenges Collapse". The Aquarian. Retrieved January 30, 2009.