Lifeline (EP)

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Lifeline
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EP by
Released Flag of Japan.svg 4 October 2007
Flag of the United States.svg 23 October 2007
Genre Post-metal, experimental rock, shoegazing, ambient
Length23:07
Label Hydra Head Records (CD)
(HH666-127)
Daymare (CD)
(DYMC-044)
Producer Justin Broadrick
Jesu chronology
Pale Sketches
(2007)
Lifeline
(2007)
Envy / Jesu (Split EP)
(2008)
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Lifeline is the fourth EP and eighth overall release by Jesu. It was released on CD on 4 October 2007 in Japan, [2] and 23 October 2007 in America. [3] In 2009, popular music publication Pitchfork Media cited "Lifeline" as "the best non-collaborative release in Broadrick's unwieldy discography." [4]

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".

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Lifeline" - 5:17
  2. "You Wear Their Masks" - 6:18
  3. "Storm Comin' On" - 5:58
  4. "End of the Road" - 5:34
  5. "Lifeline" (Alternate Version) - 5:23 †
  6. "Decide" (Alternate Version of "Storm Comin' On") - 5:54 †

† indicates a track exclusive to the Japanese edition of the album.

Personnel

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.

Diarmuid Dalton British musician

Diarmuid Dalton is a British musician and songwriter. He is best known as the bass guitarist of post-metal bands, Jesu and Iroha. Dalton frequently collaborates with Justin Broadrick, who is the founder of Godflesh and Jesu.

Ted Parsons is an American drummer most notable for his membership in bands such as Swans, Prong, Godflesh, Killing Joke and Jesu.

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References

  1. "Lifeline – Jesu". allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  2. "Jesu Discography". godflesh.com. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  3. "Pitchfork Highest Rated Post-Rock Albums of 2007". Album of the Year. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. Harvell, Jess (30 October 2009). "Jesu—Opiate Sun". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 August 2018.