The End Records has signed the new project entitled: J2, featuring enigmatic singer/songwriter/performer Jarboe (SWANS) and Justin K. Broadrick, frontman for ambient/progressive noise project JESU (ex-GODFLESH).
J2 is the symbol for current density. The symbol is also short for â€œJouleâ€ which means: Pronunciation Key: joule (jÃ´Ã´l, joul) The International System unit of electrical, mechanical and thermal energy.
Jarboe is known for her 14 years work with the legendary NYC East Village Art Rock band SWANS, as well as her recent musical collaborations with such bands as JESU, NEUROSIS and A PERFECT CIRCLE. Broadrick, who joined pioneering U.K. grind band NAPALM DEATH at the age of 15, formed the influential metal/industrial act GODFLESH in the late-80’s and in 2003 started up his current band JESU.
“..When I met Justin, he commented upon the impact and influence of Swans upon his music. We did a concert together in London in 2005 and began discussing working together. I had also been drawn to the unique energy of JESU and so this was exciting to explore.”
The J2 album will be released in the spring of 2008 on The End Records.