Jesu (album)

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Jesu
Jesu - Jesu.jpg
Studio album by
Released8 December 2004
Recorded2001–2004
GenreDrone metal, post-metal, industrial metal, shoegazing
Length74:25
LabelHydra Head Records
(HH666-79)
ProducerJustin Broadrick
Jesu chronology
Heart Ache (EP)
(2004)
Jesu
(2004)
Silver (EP)
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(7.9/10)[2]
Punknews.org4.5/5 stars[3]

Jesu is the first full-length album by British experimental music band Jesu, released through Hydra Head Records on 8 December 2004.[4] Unlike the Heart Ache EP, where Justin Broadrick executed all instrumentation himself, this release features Ted Parsons on drums, Diarmuid Dalton on bass, and a guest appearance by Paul Neville on guitar on the track "Man/Woman". The album was released in Japan by Daymare Recordings and contains two additional instrumental remixes on a bonus disc.[4] In February 2005, a double vinyl picture disc set was released by Hydra Head, limited to 1000 copies. The picture disc pressing contains an alternate, cleaner mix than the CD or standard LP editions.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Justin K. Broadrick.

No.TitleLength
1."Your Path to Divinity"9:14
2."Friends Are Evil"9:43
3."Tired of Me"9:30
4."We All Faulter"6:56
5."Walk on Water"11:23
6."Sun Day"10:02
7."Man/Woman"9:28
8."Guardian Angel"8:06
Total length:74:25
Japanese edition only bonus disc
No.TitleLength
1."Your Path to Divinity (The Endless Path)"9:22
2."Friends Are Evil (Highest Throne)"11:31
Total length:20:53

Personnel[edit]

Jesu
Technical personnel
  • Justin K. Broadrick – production, photography
  • Lars Klokkerhaug, Lars Sorensen – engineering
  • Aaron Turner – design, layout

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue # Notes
United States 8 December 2004 Hydra Head Records CD HH666-79
February 2005 2LP HH666-79 Double picture disc edition; limited to 1000 copies
Belgium December 2004 Conspiracy Records 2LP core 026 Pressed on three colour variations: blue (limited to 50), red (limited to 150), and black (limited to 800)[6]
Japan 29 October 2004 Daymare Recordings 2CD PTCD-1015-6 Comes in a jewel case
5 October 2007 DYMC-045 Reissue comes in a mini-LP sleeve

References[edit]

  1. ^ Way, Brian. "Jesu - Jesu". Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (February 22, 2005). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Jesu: Jesu". Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "Jesu - Jesu". February 15, 2005. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Jesu Discography". godflesh.com. Retrieved January 7, 2008.
  5. ^ Jesu - Jesu (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs
  6. ^ Jesu - Jesu (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs