Boomkat Product Review:
2007 was an insanely productive year for Justin Broadrick's Jesu project. This four-track EP was the fifth release from the ex-Godflesh man, who once again hooks up with Diarmuid Dalton and Ted Parsons for a batch of new material, this time with a little assistance from Parsons' old Swans bandmate, Jarboe. It's the Jarboe collaboration that provides the standout cut too. 'Storm Comin' On' transcends the inevitable shoegaze references Jesu clocks up, given an extra dimension thanks to Jarboe's uniquely expressive voice, which summons up an emotional intensity you just wouldn't get from the customarily rather dry, unassuming singing style associated with the genre. The other three songs have their merits too though, with both the title track and 'End Of The Road' featuring richly textured dream-pop instrumentation from Broadrick's Schnauss-like bank of electronic instruments, all given extra muscle by his guitar style, which will always be firmly rooted in metal, regardless of how many My Bloody Valentine records he listens to, and if 'You Wear Their Masks' is anything to go by, that would be a lot. Ace.