Why Are We Not Perfect?

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Why Are We Not Perfect?
Jesu - Why Are We Not Perfect EP cover.jpg
EP by
Released19 August 2008 (2008-08-19)
Genre Post-rock, shoegazing, ambient
Length36:30
Label Hydra Head Records
Producer Justin Broadrick
Jesu chronology
Jesu / Battle of Mice
(2008)
Why Are We Not Perfect?
(2008)
Infinity
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Aquarian Weekly A- [1]
The Fader favorable [2]
Pitchfork (5.6) [3]

Why Are We Not Perfect? is the fifth EP release by the post-metal band Jesu. It was released on 19 August 2008 via Hydra Head Records. [3] [1]

Contents

The EP contains Jesu's tracks from the band's split with the ambient musician Eluvium, named Jesu / Eluvium , along with an alternative version for the each song. [4]

On 9 September the EP was streamed online via the official website of the record. [5]

According to Robbie Mackey of Pitchfork Media, the EP shows a further departure from the band's post-metal style in favor of an exploration of melodic shoegazing sound and occasional trip hop elements. [3] The album was also compared to Slowdive's works. [3] Jason Jackowokiak of The Fader also noted that the alternative version of "Farewell" could be "the most serene track Broadrick’s ever committed to tape" with its "a loping miasma of distant voices, splintered harmonium drones and stuttering breakbeats." [2]

Track listing

  1. "Farewell" - 6:32
  2. "Blind and Faithless" - 3:33
  3. "Why Are We Not Perfect" - 6:48
  4. "Farewell (Alternative version)" - 6:45
  5. "Why Are We Not Perfect (Alternative version) - 6:50
  6. "Blind and Faithless (Alternative version)" - 6:22†

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

Personnel

The personnel, as adapted from Discogs : [4]

References

  1. 1 2 Slevin, Patrick (August 20, 2008). "Jesu - Why Are We Not Perfect EP". The Aquarian Weekly . Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  2. 1 2 Jackowiak, Jason (September 3, 2008). "Why Are We Not Perfect?". The Fader . Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Mackey, Robbie (August 22, 2008). "Jesu - Why Are We Not Perfect? EP". Pitchfork . Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Jesu – Why Are We Not Perfect". Discogs . Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  5. Evers, Derek (September 9, 2013). "Jesu Streaming Entire Why Are We Not Perfect? EP". The Fader . Retrieved March 18, 2013.