Jesu "Heart Ache (Remastered)" 2xLP
Justin K Broadrick initiated the Jesu project in 2003, and Jesu has gone on to be as critically acclaimed and loved as his previous project Godflesh. Jesu is credited as being at the forefront if not the very beginning of the post-metal movement and the hybrid of metal and shoegaze. Jesu essentially explores melancholy through heaviosity, electronica and shoegaze.
Heart Ache - this is Jesu as it was initially, but not as it was intended to be. The ghost of Godflesh resides in these recordings, arguably more than the Jesu self titled, both recordings were born during and just after the demise of Godflesh at the beginning of 2002, Heart Ache was originally released in 2004 on Dry Run Records, the first ever release with the Jesu name. Heart Ache was a document to the painful transitional period both in Justin Broadrick’s personal life and music existence around 2001-2003.
Heart Ache presents the original LP remastered and coupled with a bonus LP containing a rare performance of "Ruined" live with guest appearances from Aaron Turner (ISIS the band/ SUMAC, etc) on guitar, Roderic Mounir (KNUT) on drums, featuring Diarmuid Dalton on bass, and a "closure" remix of "Ruined." The "closure" remix was initiated as an afterthought some time in 2010, but never completed, but appears now finished in 2020, and intended as an addendum and an ending to the heart ache period, as the Jesu that was left behind.