Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two Vinyl Releases from the Archives Part II

Next up is from Hydra Head is the unbelievably earth shattering Self Titled album from Jesu. For many this is the watershed from Broadrick's act and Hydra Head is finally doing a regular vinyl issue of this album (they did a picture disc a while back and Conspiracy records over in Europe handled the other vinyl press of this classic).

This is available on three colors: black, Clear (translucent) Gold, and Brown... no idea on pressing numbers.

Few albums represent an individual and genre defining milestone as does the self titled debut from Justin Broadrick's Jesu. Combining the considerable sonic weight of Godflesh with brittle melancholy melodies in hypnotic long-form structures, it provided ample evidence of Broadrick's myriad capabilities as a song writer and ceaselessly creative musical innovator. While the eight tracks that comprise the album truly sound like no one else, they also hinted at previously unexplored areas of tenderness and subtlety. Though Jesu went on to mine those more harmonious aspects of its sound on subsequent releases to great effect, none rivaled the debut in its perfectly crafted mixture of beauty, heaviness, hope and despair. Much has happened since the arrival of this album, both for Broadrick as well as the musical world(s) he inhabits, but nothing has diminished the gleaming radiance of this darkened gem.

Track Listing:
Your Path To Divinity (9:14)
Friends Are Evil (9:43)
Tired Of Me (9:31)
We All Faulter (6:56)
Walk On Water (11:23)
Sun Day (10:03)
Man / Woman (9:29)
Guardian Angel (8:06)

Pre-order this classic here

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