Silver (Jesu EP)

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Silver
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Released11 April 2006
Recorded2004-2005 at Avalanche
Genre Post-metal, [1] experimental rock, sludge metal, shoegazing
Length28:39
Label Hydra Head Records (CD)
(HH666-110)
Daymare (CD)
(DYMC002)
Conspiracy (12" vinyl)
(Core032)
Producer Justin Broadrick
Jesu chronology
Jesu
(2004)
Silver
(2006)
Conqueror
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Pitchfork Media (7.9/10) link

Silver is the second EP by Jesu, their third release overall, released by Hydra Head Records on 11 April 2006. [2] This album shows a more melodic and poppy side to the band than the previous two Jesu releases, drawing comparisons to shoegazing bands such as My Bloody Valentine and Ride. [3] Pitchfork Media placed the title track at #488 on their "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s" list. Decibel ranked the EP the 6th best release of 2006 [4] and the 26th best release of the decade. [5]

Extended play Musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Jesu (band) British post-metal band

Jesu are 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 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.

Contents

The Japanese edition of this album contains two additional mixes of the songs "Silver" and "Wolves".

Track listing

  1. "Silver" – 6:44
  2. "Star" – 7:00
  3. "Wolves" – 8:27
  4. "Dead Eyes" – 6:26
  5. "Silver (Original Beats)" – 6:57 †
  6. "Wolves (Original Mix)" – 8:35 †

† 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

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