keskiviikko 24. huhtikuuta 2013

Messier - Tagasi Egiptuse lihapottide juurde demo 1997

Messier - Tagasi Egiptuse lihapottide juurde demo 1997
1) Tagasi Egiptuse lihapottide juurde
2) Infixus sum est in limo profundi et non est substantsia
3) The Stones, Where the Haft Rotted
4) Ja kopsud ja valu ja saatuse raskus
5) Seal surm on neile kel kõrv
6) Jotros poemas ja teisi luuletus
7) Sõja mõttetusest
8) Kui käib lahingulaine
9) Hodina u rak polesu
10) Õnnis, kui taevased, neistki õndsam veel Catullus

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Contributions again and quite recent one for change plus it's yet another "different" item. This is the rare first demo by the Estonian folk/something band Messier, sent to me by Mihkel Kleis, thank you, and I presume it is ripped from his tape. Scans were also provided so we're all good here. He wasn't sure how many copies were made but estimates roughly ten(!).

This demo is in a sense a compilation as it gathers recordings from 1993 - 1997, all home-recorded with a tape recorder for extremely bad, amateurish sound quality. Though I've heard worst and so have you if you've read this blog long enough. Line-up for this tape was Indrek Pauls aka "Noka" - vocals, flute & guitar; Lauri Õunapuu (now in Metsatöll) - guitar & vocals; Känd - percussion. Apparently a guy called Pallisõber participated in the band, but Mihkel had no idea exactly what he played or how he contributed. Music here is... uh, I guess it's best described as some sort of Baltic folk/neofolk, very lo-fi and as underground as such comes. Main voice is kind deep chanting one, while another voice is a bit lighter and more... ehh proper singing? Singsongy? I don't seem to be on my best descriptive edge today. Anyways, those are later expanded to spoken word and frantic, very punky sort of vocals which are surprising and cool. Instrumentation is acoustic guitars, flute(s - possibly various kinds but I understand preciously little of such!) and percussion, which you of course could already tell from the line-up I wrote earlier. Some of the songs are very traditional kind of folk while others have more of a neofolk character and yet others are plain silly/very eccentric. Listening through the tape leaves me a little confused and undecided to what make out of it. It's not very long, just over 24 minutes, despite containing ten tracks, most of them are quite short. In the end of the day I find this strangely fascinating at parts, I clearly need to give it more attention as it seems to grow on you with further listens. Or maybe I'm finally losing it. Recommeded for the more adventurous and open minded readers.

11 kommenttia:

edasi kirjoitti...


Velkaarn kirjoitti...


No problems, thank you again!

GREV kirjoitti...

Well, well, well... what we have here? Thanks for this fuckin' piece of fantastic, neverheard band! I'll check their music out asap, so have a metallish (or folkish?) weekend brother!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Nice to be able to surprise you for change! ;) I've their 2nd demo and some unreleased tracks which I'll upload a little later. I'll be having a working weekend but hey that's like putting money to the bank or something.

GREV kirjoitti...

@Velkaarn. Sure, my wife often works at weekend and "Rahantuloa ei voi estää" ;)

kingpossum kirjoitti...

This is indeed cool stuff. I listen to a lot of ethnic/global music--not the soft, chardonnay-friendly stuff like you find on the Putumayo label, but stuff like this. The mighty Awesome Tapes from Africa blog is one of my go-tos.

Something I find interesting is how so many global styles made it to the U.S. through the early blues players. They listened to everything, and bits and pieces from Europe, Africa and the Caribbean all got melded into blues.

I have some Ukrainian stuff that was an obvious influence on Piedmont blues players like Blind Blake and Sonny Terry.


Fuckin' fantastic indeed. The live recordings in Sir Velkaarn's second post is the one that really kills me.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Not sure what to think of this one. Sort of sounds like Totenlieder-era Absurd, only really stripped down, lower fidelity and not nearly as fast or 'metallic.' On one hand everything sounds off-beat but it sounds intentionally off-beat as opposed to dissimilar flukes. I'm led to believe these are covers of traditional Finnish folk/country songs, but it's difficult to tell jsut form listening. The way this guy pronounces certain sounds is insane; at one point I heard several perfectly executed rolling "r"s which sound more Spanish than Finnish. I dont' know if this tape is a product of one weird band or an entire country's musical history, but whatever the case, the songs on here are bizarrely charming and some of the strangest arrangements I've ever heard.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Heh, this band really is quite unusual. Thanks for the comments!


They're Estonian, which explains the difference in how he pronounces things! Estonian and Finnish have similarities, but are still quite different. I'm sure they're tapping at least to some degree to Estonian (and Balkan?) folk music but probably their twist is essential to the result.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Boy is there egg on my face... guess it pays to look up band profiles via EM or Discogs or the like, hahahaha.

Also, it's weird to think how strange I thought something like Devil Doll was some five or more odd years ago and then, poof, something like this comes along and it's back to that feeling of wonder again.

You know what? The world is just weird :/

pagan14 kirjoitti...

I'm always up for Baltic folk music. I'll definitely give these tapes a listen.

You know what I like? Kulgrinda - they are medieval inspired pagan folk music from Lithuania. Definitely worth a listen.

Thanks again!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


You're welcome and thanks for your tip, I'll need to check Kūlgrinda out. I see they were signed on Dangus. Any tips where to start or just from the beginning like I usually do when able?