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Artist: MESSAGES
Title: Message Bag
Format: Double LP
Label: De Stijl
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"We come burdened with the glorious purpose of having readied the latest recordings by Messages, a double LP set called Message Bag. Its a set of pieces that imparts a vibe rife with history, and yet clearly focused on the future. You buy these 2 LPs, poster, and insert in a bag, but in all of its formats and strategies Message Bag operates as a return to an unresolved system, as an alternative to the rest of yr choices, and bestows something that cant be bought. We call it wisdom." - Destijl.

Artist: MESSAGES
Title: After Before
Format: LP
Label: Destijl
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The baby believes the womb is the Universe. At birth there is a glimmer of light and a shifting of space. I was there, but now i am Here. Then there are still but 2 things : Me and the Universe. And then what happens is Other People. From a note sounded in 1960 and held for a long time, a continuum of Sound has been sluiced along a diagonal of personal ecstasy, and some have come to call it a Drone. Surrounding the Drone is a genre, and within, wheat and chaff often comingle all too comfortably. But with tones as thick and texturally luxuriant with spiritual resonance as their long, glorious hair, Messages are the two worthy gurus currently contributing to the echo. Messages evoke the womb. And when the womb smiles, it whispers Messages, and then there is the first glimmer of Light.." - Meassges. ""TAKETO SHIMADA moved to New York in late 80s and has been making music with TRES WARREN of PSYCHIC ILLS as MESSAGES since 2006, exploring a hybrid of raga, techno and drone rock. Odds are someone walking down Canal Street in NYC will hear the sound of Messages coming from a fifth floor walkup: mashing sine waves, bass loops, guitars, samplers and turntables into a storm of slowly shifting repetitions, heavy monotone low-end and smoky echoes that conjure unexpected subsonic grooves. Dusted called their Social Registry seven-inch "some heavy, humid drone, pregnant with 4am electricity and, in the end, thick fuzzy beats. A beautiful surprise, engaging even in its abstract tendencies." - Destijl. Taketo Shimada on bass and tambura, Tres Warren (Psychic Ills) on shruti box, guitar and ukelin and Spencer Herbst (Matta Llama) on percussion. Highly recommended!
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Artist: MESSAGES
Title: Mirage
Format: LP
Label: Root Strata
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Primordial moves and stone cold drones from this New York duo of Taketo Shimada and Tres Warren (Sacred Bones Records). Save for a small long-gone edition of CD-Rs, Mirage is the third full-length release by Messages, recorded in 2008 before their first two albums and has remained unreleased until now. This record documents the duos earliest long-form drone explorations and intonations, most of which were recorded during long sessions in Tres basement bunker in the East Village. Mixing orbits of homemade acoustic instruments, electric drones and percussion, Mirage is a humid transmission sent straight from the womb." - Root Strata.

Artist: MESSAGES
Title: Destination
Format: 7"
Label: Social Registry
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"This is the third release in The Social Registrys ongoing series aptly titled The Social Club. Dispatched monthly via letter-pressed/limited edition 7-inch vinyl and digital distribution, this series presents a full musical array: the established and the obscured, the noisy and the delicate, the tempered and the experimental. The press release for The Social Club makes reference to these editions being akin to postcards, and this one is a postcard in the truest sense. It captures a moment and represents a place of sorts. If you walk down Canal Street on any given night, odds are you will hear the sound of Messages coming from a fifth floor walkup. If you stopped, you would hear it go on for hours and it would be the sound of Tres Warren (of Psychic Ills) and Taketo Shimada mashing sine waves, bass loops, guitars, samplers and turntables into a storm in between bouts of playing techno and psychedelic improv records. The resulting sound consists of slowly shifting repetitions, heavy monotone low end and smoky echoes that conjure unexpected subsonic grooves. This 7-inch collects two of these tracks and marks the duos debut release." -Social Registry. 2007 release (prior to the LP on Destijl). Numbered edition of 750 copies.

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