Although Justin K Broadrick’s Jesu has never really gone quiet, the last seven years have been a string of collaborations, compilations and EPs. But today he has revealed that he will be releasing the first ‘proper’ Jesu album since 2013’s Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came. The new record is called Terminus and will be released on November 13 through Avalanche Recordings.
The first song shared from it is the opening track “When I Was Small”, which almost seems like a reflection on the fact that this iteration is Jesu is back to basics: just Broadrick and the studio. The vastness of sound is still there, but in a more placid manner, allowing his reflections on his past to become more tangible and inhabitable for the listener, and his regrets are foregrounded. Hypnotic coils of guitar still take the central role in “When I Was Small”, but the supporting cast of synths and other atmospherics let in a little frigid light, giving us a vision of what’s to come from this new, windswept and benumbed iteration of Jesu.