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WEEK STARTING 22 Jan

Genre pick of the week Cover of Never EP by Jesu.

Jesu

Never EP

    Limited 5-track EP of new music from Jesu, to accompany new album "Terminus". In contrast to Justin K.Broadrick's music under the Godflesh moniker, Jesu blurs the lines between electronic music and shoegaze. "...it's very loosely speaking pop/rock/metal/electronica ... I'm intentionally writing what I consider to be coherent 'pop' songs".

    STAFF COMMENTS

    says: Though this clearly shares the same universe as the Terminus LP from late last year, 'Never' is much more akin to Broderick's early work on the mindblowing Heartache EP or his self-titled album. Beautiful, fuzzy shoegaze mixed with the electronic soundscapes and metallic gleam Jesu does so well.

    William Basinski

    Lamentations

      William Basinski’s reputation as the foremost producer of profound meditations on death and decay has long been established, but on his new album, Lamentations, he transforms operatic tragedy into abyssal beauty. More than any other work since The Disintegration Loops, there is an ominous grief throughout the album, and that sense of loss lingers like an emotional vapor.

      Captured and constructed from tape loops and studies from Basinski’s archives – dating back to 1979 – Lamentations is over forty years of mournful sighs meticulously crafted into songs. They are shaped by the inevitable passage of time and the indisputable collapsing of space – and their collective resonance is infinite and eternal.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      says: As one of the most legendary tape-loop sound designers out there, Basinski has a long and prolific career, excelling at exaclty this sort of hazy sorrowful electronic ambient. It's a beguiling outing, and possibly his greatest since the rightfully lauded Disintegration Loops.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition Pearlescent Bronze coloured vinyl.


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