Friday, February 12, 2010

Homespun: Messy Jiverson, Rivers, Old Growth and the Wizard's Cloak

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 2:10 PM

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Messy Jiverson's new album, Rivers, Old Growth and the Wizard's Cloak. He had this to say:

Messy Jiverson sets itself apart from the jam-band masses in a few ways, however. By and large, these eleven songs are guided by fuzzy analog synths, rich electric pianos and a restless rhythm section. Moreover, there's very little aimless guitar playing -- the songs are almost always led by textured vintage keyboards. When the guitar does step forward, as on the intro to "Quantity (In the City)," it's actually doing something. Thick, sustained notes drive the song forward, before some nice disco-funk upstrokes emerge to add variety.

Read the rest here. You can download Rivers for free at Messy Jiverson's website. The band has a show tomorrow, Saturday, February 13, at 6 p.m. at 2720 Cherokee.

MP3: Messy Jiverson, "Mess Stacy"

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