Jesus is my son – Biography

PRESENT

‘Faust et l’Enfer de Dante’ is released on Cheap Satanism records. The record is about literature and feelings one has while reading, and includes several half-improvisations, a couple of slide songs and slow folk dances.

FUTURE

After the recording and the release of two albums in 6 months, Jesus is my son will focus on concert making.

STORY

Jesus is my son is the solo project of guitarist Grégory Duby. Original works of Jesus is my son contain elements of minimalism, folk music, drone and 20th century classical music, as well as compositions based on blues, oriental and medieval music. Aspiring to create melancholic and naked music, Grégory Duby’s influences range from Erik Satie to Morton Feldman via Popol Vuh and Lorren Connors.

Grégory Duby is a guitarist based in Brussels (BE) active in the field of rock and improvised music. Besides his project Jesus is my son, he plays in the loud band Zoho and previously in the trio K-branding and the duo The Invisible Frog.  He created the label FF HHH and is one of the mainstays of Mandaï Distribution.

With Jesus is my son, Grégory wants to approach the idea of immortality, to render each moment eternal. Thanks to this slowness or pattern repetitions, the time stretches itself and eternity may rush into these free spaces. The first release of Jesus is my son is the 4-title ‘Sacrifice Odieux’. The music of this EP is hot, suffocating, slow and desertic. April 2010, the album ‘Je suis Dieux’ is issued. With this second release, Jesus is my son’s music becomes more mystic, more aggressive, more distorded. The sound and the themes are close to Olivier Messiaen’s church organ music.

In February 2012, the second full album named ‘1914-1918’ is released. The subject of the album is the great war. This album is not about battles or politics. The scope of the album is outside the action. It relates the lifes of the soldiers between battles, the survival in the trenches, the fear to disappear. It tells also about decimated families, about the long silences before the fights. With this album the war is told through its non-events and gives it its real dramatic meaning.

In March 2015 and 9 years after the first EP: ‘Sacrifices Odieux’. the album is re-recorded and 6 extra tracks are added. The new songs were composed during the years following the 4-titles. Some tracks were finalized quite quick, some others were re-worked from time to time until now. This release as the 4-titles is an album of contemplation. An heavy, minimal and sweet album.

In August 2016, Jesus is my son released on the label ini.itu the album ‘SOLAH #2’. The most minimal album never released by Jesus is my son.  Between contemplation, emptiness and string vibrating.

March 2017, another album called ‘Faust et l’Enfer de Dante’ is released on Cheap Satanism records. The record stays in the continuity of the previous albums, this time with a ‘song’ approach. ‘Faust et l’Enfer de Dante’ is about literature and feelings one has while reading, and includes several half-improvisations, a couple of slide songs and slow folk dances.

Jesus is son was invited by the American band Codeine to open there shows in Belgium and in the Netherlands. Jesus is my son has also played with Stephen O’malley, Extra Life, Josef van Wissem, Cian Nugent, Neokarma Jooklo Trio, Carla Bozulich, Amen Dunes, Steve Gunn, Matt Elliott,  …

RELEASES

Faust et l’Enfer de Dante (Full album CD / 2017 / Cheap Satanism records)
SOLAH #2 (Full album LP / 2016 / ini.itu)
Sacrifices Odieux revisited (Full album Cassette / 2015 / FF HHH & Cheap Satanism records)
1914-1918
(Full album CD / 2012 / FF HHH)
Je suis Dieu (Full album CD-R / 2010 / FF HHH)
Sacrifices Odieux (4-Title CD-R / 2006 / FF HHH)