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With The Mess, Yagow take you on a drive across a deserted wasteland in a big old rust-bucket of a car. Sunglasses on and head bobbing to the music of the bumps in the road. Yagow set a timeless mood that is guaranteed to transport you away from the meddles of everyday life and into higher spirits.
The otherworldly sounds of psychedelic space-rock outfit Yagow take a new turn on their sophomore album The Mess. Combining the resonant riffing of The Black Angels and True Widow with the celebrant atmosphere of Dead Skeletons, The Mess presents an eclectic mix of noise rock, psychedelic rock and stoner rock-influences that continues in the vein of their self-titled debut album (released by Crazysane Records in 2017). However, this time Yagow paint with a deeper, warmer sonic palette that makes their intend more effective than before.
Continuing in the tradition of desert rock, The Mess tells its story through driving rhythms and earthy guitar riffs, but throughout it all, Yagow include a healthy dash of space rock swagger, keeping their eyes on the stars. Engulfing the listener with layers of voice effects and flangers, Yagow take us all on a journey through rugged earthly landscapes as well as spacey otherworldly places. Though drawing from the past of different types rock traditions, serving heaps of abrasive riffs and loud drums, it must be noted that the production on The Mess is as top notch as can be.
In August last year, producer Bob de Wit hosted Yagow at his Super Nova Studio in Eindhoven (NL), which specialises in combining the warm sounds of vintage gear with the countless possibilities of digital recording. Further enhancement of these rich sounds of the past happened at the hands of Dennis Jüngel who provided the mixing (also on records by Gewalt, Heads., Perilymph) and Philipp Welsing who did the mastering (also for records by Mando Diao, Gurr, Radare, AUA). Joining the band we have Bram van Zuijlen from Radarmen From the Moon, who were recording in the adjoining room at Super Nova Studio, playing synths, organ and saloon piano, delivering additional shades of instrumentation to make the picture of The Mess evenmore vivid and clear.
The Mess was released on June 18, 2021 through Crazysane Records on Peacock Grimace Purple and solid black vinyl, as well as CD formats. All are available from the Crazysane Records webshop.