Envy / Jesu

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Envy / Jesu
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Studio album by Envy and Jesu
Released July 11, 2008 (Japan)
July 26, 2009 (US)
Genre Electronica, post-rock, hardcore punk
Length37:11
Label Daymare
(DYMC-066)
Conspiracy Records
(CORE068)
Hydra Head Records
(HH666-169)
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Envy / Jesu is a split album between Japanese hardcore band Envy and Justin Broadrick's Jesu. It was originally released in Japan by Daymare in 2008. Conspiracy Records released a 12" vinyl version, limited to 2,000 copies in white, transparent blue, gold and silver.

Envy (band) rock band

Envy is a Japanese post-hardcore band formed in Tokyo, in 1992. They are signed to Rock Action Records in Europe and Temporary Residence Limited in North America, though originally they worked with Level Plane Records. Initially influential in the post-hardcore and screamo scenes, Envy soon began to employ elements of post-rock in their work as well.

Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.

Jesu (band) British post-metal band

Jesu is a British experimental band formed in 2003 by Justin Broadrick following the 2002 breakup of his band Godflesh. It is named after the last song on Hymns, the final album of Godflesh's initial run. Jesu's sound is heavily layered and textured, incorporating a diverse mix of influences. Broadrick himself has stated that "...it's very loosely speaking pop/rock/metal/electronica ... I'm intentionally writing what I consider to be coherent "pop" songs".

Hydra Head Records re-released the album in North America on July 26, 2009. [1] Hydra Head also released a double 10" vinyl edition in September, 2009.

Hydra Head Records is an independent record label that specializes in extreme metal music, founded in New Mexico by Aaron Turner in 1993. It has another imprint, Hydra Head Noise Industries, which specializes in experimental and noise music.

The album artwork was designed by Aaron Turner. [2]

Aaron Turner American musician, artist and record label owner

Aaron Turner is an American musician, singer, graphic artist, and founder of label Hydra Head Records. He is most widely known for his role as guitarist and vocalist for the post-metal band Isis, while also participating in several other bands and projects such as Old Man Gloom, Lotus Eaters and Split Cranium, a collaboration with Jussi Lehtisalo of Finnish band Circle who toured with Isis in 2009.

Track listing

Side A
  1. Envy – "Conclusion of Existence" (5:58)
  2. Envy – "A Winter Quest for Fantasy" (6:25)
  3. Envy – "Life Caught in the Rain" (4:25)
Side B
  1. Jesu – "Hard to Reach" (13:39)
  2. Jesu – "The Stars That Hang Above You" (7:35)

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References

  1. "ねたみ / Jesu 新聞発表!!!". Hydra Head Records. 2009-07-26. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  2. Turner, Aaron (2008-05-24). "envy/jesu split pt 1". Feral Pig. Retrieved 2009-06-27.