Sunday, October 14, 2007

Jesu - Lifeline + Pale Sketches

2007 has really been Justin Broderick's year. I'm actually having a hard time keeping up with the man and his music. Lifeline marks his 4th release of new material in just eight months. Even more impressive is the level of quality. Each new record has been a step forward for Broderick as he continues to let Jesu evolve. My only complaint with this particular EP is the track with Jarboe (of Swans fame) on vocals. Still, I commend Broderick for trying something a little different. Pale Sketches is a collection of unreleased songs from Jesu's inception in 2000 to the present. Don't be fooled into thinking that these are just throwaway tracks-- most of them seem to have been left off simply because of how different they are when compared to everything else Broderick has recorded under the Jesu name. If you haven't heard Jesu yet, I'd recommend that you check out the other records that we've already posted first. While you're at it, try and pick up a copy of the self titled LP as well.

- Steve

Download Lifeline

Download Pale Sketches

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