Jesu - Ascension

Like 2009′s Opiate Sun EP, Justin Broadrick’s next Jesu collection, Ascension, is coming out via Mark Kozelek’s Caldo Verde. This new 10-song offering, his third proper LP amid all those EPs and splits, is his first “traditional” longplayer since 2007′s Conqueror: Remember, 2009′s Infinity was one 50-minute song. I reiterated Broadrick’s resume when posting Heart Ache & Dethroned’s “Annul” and again with one of his recent Pale Sketcher tracks, so no need to go in depth here — just remember to meditate on Napalm Death, Godflesh, Techno Animal, and Jesu’s continued obsessive refinement while listening to the gorgeous half-speed airy crunch of guitars, synthesizers, and barely-there vocals on “Birth Day.”

Ascension is out 5/10 via Caldo Verde.

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Comments (4)
  1. Awesome, I was waiting for this!

  2. Ah, this is a great tune! Can’t wait for May.

  3. This is so good. Cannot wait for the LP.

  4. Gosh! JESU is sure in my top 3, now I´m waiting for the album, for sure that one doesn’t disappoint

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