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Jesu: Opiate sun (Ep, 2009), Caldo Verde

Ayer se editaba este Ep de cuatro canciones de Jesu, quienes habían presentado igualmente este verano su tercer larga duración, Infinity (Hydra Head, 2009). El Ep se edita, sin embargo, en otro sello, Caldo Verde, y es un disco que ha visto pospuesta su edición en varias ocasiones. En cualquier caso, aquí está esta nueva entrega de la banda de Justin Broadrick, líder carismático del grupo y responsable máximo de su sonido, al igual que lo fue de Godflesh. Su sonido es una oscura mezcla de Post-Rock, toques de experimentación, trallazos guitarreros que en ocasiones tienen que ver con el Post-Metal, el Drone, el Grunge, y por qué no, algunos rasgos de Shoegaze. Una mezcla un tanto heterogénea, pero que tiene su punto de belleza. Si he de ser sinciero, os diré que no me atrae demasiado el producto, pues considero que es un trago demasiado sosegado y meditabundo, pero como en The JangleBox tiene que caber casi de todo, pues os lo presento. Sus cuatro temas son cuatro piezas calmadas y sosegadas, de ambientes más bien oscuros en los que predominan su alto contenido emocional expresado principalmente por las guitarras y en los que aparece un cierto acercamiento a un sentimiento algo más popero, especialmente en Deflated. Comprobadlo vosotros mismos.
“With bands like the Angelic Process, Alcest, and now Phil Elverum (aka Mount Eerie), a whole new world has opened up for heavy music, large in part because of Jesu mastermind Justin Broadrick’s tireless effort to not settle for the conventional sounds of metal. The effort has become to make this loud, abrasive music become melodic and sentimental—something Jesu’s latest track, “Deflated” is somewhat the pinnacle of. Its drop-tuned doom riffage is buried into a swarm of melodic guitar melodies and quite possibly one of the best vocal performances of Broadrick’s career. The track builds beautifully behind slightly atonal sustained chords into a stoner shoegaze haze while Broadrick chants, “You give me reason.” How’s that for hardcore.
Oddly enough, it somehow makes sense that Opiate Sun, the EP on which this track is contained, will be released on Caldo Verde Records, Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon songsmith Mark Kozelek’s imprint. Hands down, this is the heaviest thing Kozelek has ever released (and he is doing so after being duly impressed by a Jesu show in 2007), but he is no stranger to spastic guitar passages –- something he experimented with earlier in his career. Opiate Sun is due out October 27th, and info on what formats it will be released on is TBD” (
popmatters.com)
“Broadrick also announced that a new EP, titled Opiate Sun, would be released in July, 2009. The EP had originally been mentioned in 2008 but a title and official release date had yet to be announced. This four song EP will be the first studio recording to include the lineup of Justin Broadrick, Dave Cochrane and Phil Petrocelli. This lineup is featured on two of the four tracks, with the classic lineup of Broadrick, Parsons and Dalton performing the other two tracks. Opiate Sun has since been rescheduled for October 27, 2009, and will be released on Mark Kozelek’s record label Caldo Verde. The Daymare edition of the album will be released on November 6, 2009 in Japan and will include a “demo” version of one of the four songs as a bonus track” (
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29 octubre, 2009 Posted by | Jesu, Música | Deja un comentario

   

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