Jesu - Opiate Sun review
|Release date:||October 2009|
01. Losing Streak
02. Opiate Sun
04. Morning Light
A couple years ago, a lover of big bottoms, Justin Timberlake, decided he was "bringing sexy back."
In the fall of 2009, another lover of big bottoms, Justin Broadrick, decided he was bringing the low end back.
Before you get too excited and run screaming to the nearest record store (or your favorite illegal download site) thinking this EP is Streetcleaner MMIX, get a hold of yourself.
Opiate Sun has the clean, subdued vocals, all the sustained chords allowing washes of feedback, and clean guitar tones rest atop the wash providing additional atmosphere and adding the dream-like quality that is familiar to anyone who has picked up anything the band has done since the self-titled release back in '04.
The difference between this and the couple previous Jesu EP's (and Conqueror) is that this time it seems like Justin stumbled onto some of his old Godflesh-era gear while cleaning out the garage one dreary afternoon and decided to lug it into the studio with him for his next recording session.
Underneath those aforementioned melancholic-yet-dreamy elements lies a dark undercurrent. The drums/percussion have been ramped up in depth and intensity and, just under the wash of noise and feedback, there are actual riffs reminiscent of the Godflesh years.
Frankly, it's the best of both worlds and amongst Justin's best work.
If you are a fan of Justin's various works, I now give you permission to run screaming to the nearest record store and pick it up? and if anyone gets in your way, elbow them in the melon.
||Written on 05.11.2009 by|
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