Italian doom jazz goldsmiths MESSA share Live At Roadburn video for « She Knows/Tulsi ».
- 23 avril 2020
Italian doom jazz specialists MESSA unveil a gripping live video for the songs « She Knows/Tulsi » from their Roadburn Festival 2019 performance. Their latest album ‘Feast For Water’ is still available on Aural Music.
Says the band: « Last year we played Roadburn festival. It was the first time for us and, of course, we were all beyond excited to participate in what we believe to be one of the best settings for so many kinds of independent music ever. The whole experience turned out to be one of the most intriguing and intense moments in our musical and personal lives so far. The amount of love from the audience and the commitment of the staff itself were so overwhelmingly strong that we felt part of a bigger unity, really. Now we have the pleasure to share a song from that set. »
MESSA play evoking doom metal with a dark jazz twist. Deliciously haunting female vocals, Rhodes piano and 70’s fuzz guitars combine to conjure a sound that is all of their own. With influences as diverse as Windhand, Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore, The Devil’s Blood, Jex Thoth, Angelo Badalamenti, Bellwitch, Urfaust, John Coltrane and Aluk Todolo, the band has moved from the droning occult doom of their first LP « Belfry » to a new, darker and more atmospheric approach clearly showcased in their new record « Feast for Water » (Aural Music, 2018), a concept album centered on the introspective, symbolic and ritual features of the liquid element.
Sophisticated, dark and soulful to the core, « Feast For Water » is a multi-faceted doom record from a band who is not afraid of putting sonic experimentation to serve their spiritual and transcendantal intentions, using jazz, classic rock and drone/doom metal all in one to create beautiful, unique soundscapes. It » garnered a lot of praise from all across the globe, leading them to play Roadburn, Hellfest, Desertfest among others.
Marco – Guitar, Bass, Ambient
Sara – Voice
Rocco – Drums, Screams
Alberto – Lead Guitar, Rhodes piano
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