Anonymity ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, so we’re taking chances. Bruce Wayne at least had his millions and his cave. Our cave is of a different sort.
Nevertheless, under cloak of whatever, fuckinrecordreviews ventured out from under the pile of yesteryear on 9/14/13 to spend time at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Mondo Manhattan with the “primordial moves and stone cold drones” of MESSAGES. As the Root Stratarz write, Messages are the “New York duo of Taketo Shimada & Tres Warren.” We’ll add, they’re great!
In this rather dazzling 53 second clip, we can see they’re joined by percussionist and visionary emailer Spencer Herbst. The whole performance was blasted, even though it only lasted about 35 minutes. We could’ve used another hour at least! Afterward, Spencer conducted break out sessions in which small groups of 3.5 discussed Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics. Conclusions and epiphanies are being printed in the next edition of Arthur Magazine.
Messages also have past and future releases on De Stijl.