Neurot Recordings is proud to reissue the landmark collaboration Neurosis & Jarboe, which was originally released in 2003.
This latest version, which is fully remastered and features entirely new artwork from Aaron Turner, will be available on August 2nd, on vinyl for the first time, as well as CD and digital formats.
When two independent and distinct spheres overlap, the resulting ellipse tends to emphasize the most striking and powerful characteristics of each body.
Such is the case with this particular collaboration between heavy music pioneers Neurosis and the multi-faceted performer Jarboe (who performed in Swans and who has collaborated with an array of people from Blixa Bargeld, J. G. Thirlwell, Attila Csihar, Bill Laswell, Merzbow, Justin K. Broadrick, Helen Money, Father Murphy, and many others).
The musicians pull from one another some of the most harrowing and unusual sounds ever heard from either artist at the time; a sentiment which also rings true to some fifteen years later.
Neurosis’ Steve Von Till explains the idea behind the remastering;
“Bob Weston [Chicago Mastering Service, and member of Shellac] worked closely with Noah [Landis, Neurosis] on making these new versions sound as good as the possibly can.
Noah has the most trained critical ear for fidelity out of all of us being an engineer himself. We recorded this ourselves with consumer level Pro Tools back then, in order to be able to experiment at home in getting different sounds and writing spontaneously.
The technology has come a long way since then and we thought we could run it through better digital to analog conversion and trusted Bob Weston to be able to bring out the best in it… This new mastered version is a bit more open, with a better stereo image, and better final EQ treatment.“
He continues about the original artwork, “Aaron felt he could create something that would unify the energy of both Jarboe and Neurosis in an elegant manner. We let him do his thing and I think it definitely adds to the mystery of the album and sets it apart from the rest of our catalog.”
Neurot Recordings will release the Neurosis & Jarboe reissue on August 2nd through all digital providers, on CD, and for the first time on vinyl, the LP pressed on silver metallic and black swirl colors for their US and EU distributors, and on red and black swirl exclusively for mailorder.
Deathwish Inc will exclusively share the LP in red transparent and gold metallic opaque swirl.
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