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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 duo's 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.
- "The three sound-artists behind Messages provide different perspectives from within the tradition of Western psychedelic music, approaching the sound-world from unique but overlapping places on the continuum." --Tiny Mix Tapes
- "With such a knack for subtlety and otherworldly communion, Messages have tapped into something special." --Dusted