MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

MESS

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Estonia


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mess biography
True prog pioneers in Estonia, MESS were formed in 1974 around keyboard guru Sven Grünberg and master of electronics Härmo Härm (ex-POSITRON). With the help of a drummer, bassist and guitarist as well as artist Kaarel Kurismaa who provided ingenious stage designs full of props and intricate lightshows, MESS turned their every gig into a sonic and visual experience not to be missed. They were eventually joined on percussion by RUJA's founding member Andrus Vaht as well as by a host of musicians contributing oboe, French horn and church organ; even world famous Tõnu Kaljuste lent his choir to add flavour to their music.

The situation under the Soviet occupation at the time not permitting the release of recorded material, the band gigged well into 1977 without officially releasing an album. In fact, their music was thought to be lost until German label Bella Musica found and released a collection of their pieces in 1995, which keyboardist Grünberg himself remastered and edited. Unfortunately, the editing is extensive, the mix shakey and the sound quality rather poor, but the music is unbelievable, the playing fabulous and the synthesizer sounds simply out of this world. It must be stated that Härmo Härm then created his own analog synths and other electronic devices with results that would no doubt have astounded Mr. Robert Moog himself.

Highly recommended to fans of keyboard-driven space prog such as KLAUS SCHULZE, TANGERINE DREAM, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE and the likes.

: : : Lise (HIBOU), CANADA : : :

Mess official website

MESS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

MESS forum topics / tours, shows & news


MESS forum topics Create a topic now
MESS tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "mess"
Post an entries now

MESS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to MESS

Buy MESS Music


Pretty UglyPretty Ugly
Last Beat Records 1997
Audio CD$4.99
$2.00 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Helm Olympic Mess vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $52.18 Buy It Now
IRMA THOMAS "DON'T MESS WITH MY MAN" STORMING R&B CLASSIC LISTEN! USD $13.98 Buy It Now
Various - History - The Mess Is Here - Songs und Zeitdokumente der Blockadeja... USD $20.62 Buy It Now
Comedy & Spoken Word(1) - Mix&Match Music CDs U Pick *NO CASE DISC ONLY* USD $2.63 Buy It Now
CREATIVE ADULT PSYCHIC MESS LP VINYL RECORD NEW USD $26.99 Buy It Now 8m 18s
I CAN MAKE A MESS ENOLA LP VINYL RECORD NEW USD $24.99 Buy It Now 9m 6s
Jeff Scott Soto - Beautiful Mess (2009) CD+DVD NEW/SEALED SPEEDYPOST USD $9.73 Buy It Now 9m 26s
COBRA STARSHIP-HOT MESS (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $5.61 Buy It Now 10m 57s
Alternative Rock(2) - Mix&Match Music CDs U Pick *NO CASE DISC ONLY* USD $3.53 Buy It Now 34m 30s
Brian Gottesman - Pardon My Mess [New CD] USD $17.23 Buy It Now 46m 23s
Latin Music(3) - Mix&Match Music CDs U Pick *NO CASE DISC ONLY* USD $2.63 Buy It Now 52m 23s
JIM CROCE - You Don't Mess Around with Jim / Lover's Cross 1972 SSW Folk Rock 7" USD $1.99 Buy It Now 1h 49m
THIS UNRULY MESS I'VE MADE....ADVISORY USD $11.51 Buy It Now 1h 54m
Hear! R&B Promo 45 The Aire-Dales - Drumsville / Just Plain Mess On Roulette (Pr USD $15.00 Buy It Now 3h
Guess Who's a Mess [Digipak] by Brad Sucks (CD, Nov-2012, Brad Sucks) USD $16.81 Buy It Now 3h 6m
Johnny / Davis,Wild Bill Hodges - Mess Of Blues Featuring Gra (CD Used Like New) USD $7.91 Buy It Now 3h 20m
BEAT BOYS Don't You Mess Up A Good Thing Danish 45PS 1989 Ry Cooder USD $8.74 Buy It Now 3h 36m
MESS Do Re Mi Fa So Oder So Scandinavian 45PS 1982 USD $8.74 Buy It Now 4h
GIGGETTY 7" BLACK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS b/w MOTORWAY MESS UK PYE 1978 PROMO USD $5.95 [0 bids]
4h
8 track tape, Jim Croce, You don't mess around with Jim, new splice USD $3.00 Buy It Now 4h 7m
DONNA HIGHTOWER This world today is a mess French 45 1972 Funk Soul USD $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 7m
ELVIS PRESLEY 45~It's Now Or Never/ A Mess Of Blues~RCA Clean Vinyl 7" w/ Pic Sl USD $6.99 Buy It Now 4h 20m
Jim Croce You Don't Mess Around With Jim 8 Track ABC 1972 USD $3.69 Buy It Now 4h 23m
STANLEY TURRENTINE "ANOTHER FINE MESS" 1975 vinyl album USD $7.35 [0 bids]
4h 27m
MESS Sonntag Austrian 45PS 1982 Eurovision Vespa USD $9.53 Buy It Now 4h 28m
BACK DOOR - ANOTHER FINE MESS LP EX!!! UK 1ST PRESS WARNER BROS. A1 B1 TEXTURED USD $32.17 Buy It Now 4h 28m
"A Mess Of Blues" Previously Unissued 1950's Recordings by Art Adams on CD USD $5.58 Buy It Now 4h 33m
Shane Piasecki - You're Here & I'm a Mess [New CD] USD $16.25 Buy It Now 4h 43m
MORRIS ALBERT Feelings / This World Today Is A Mess 7" 45 USD $1.01 Buy It Now 4h 48m
Mess Around by Redd Kross on Vinyl USD $11.18 [0 bids]
4h 59m
GEORGE MITCHELL BEALE STREET MESS-AROUND VINYL RECORD 12" LP USD $12.64 Buy It Now 5h 13m
XERON PETTY soul AL BROWNE Art 45 FORGIVE AND FORGET SHE'S MESS UP MY MIND JR616 USD $15.00 Buy It Now 5h 25m
The Hot Pockets - Mess Of Fire - CD (What I Got, Boom Boom Boom, Shot Of You) USD $0.78 [0 bids]
5h 31m
CD: Dave Brooks and A Cast of Thousands - A Fine Mess Risque Slammin Gladys NEW USD $14.32 Buy It Now 5h 34m
PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS: My Love / The Mess 45 (France, PS) Rock & Pop USD $25.00 Buy It Now 5h 35m
jim croce YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH JIM, Used LP 1972 USD $4.99 [0 bids]
5h 35m
THE GRADUATES If Iever Get Out of this Mess/SEVENTH GENERATION BREAKTHROUGH USD $9.96 Buy It Now 5h 55m
Redd kross-Mess around-cd single 1997 PROMO Alternative rock USD $1.39 [0 bids]
6h 20m
NEW Fucked Up Mess (Audio CD) USD $28.43 Buy It Now 6h 46m
PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS: My Love / The Mess 45 (Japan, PS) Rock & Pop USD $65.00 Buy It Now 6h 52m
JIM CROCE / Don't Mess Around With Jim /1972 ABC Records USD $3.33 [0 bids]
7h 52m
The Best of the B-52's: Dance this Mess Around (CD, Island Records, 1990) HTF USD $14.99 Buy It Now 7h 55m
Don't Mess With Bill/Anything You Wanna Do (7"/45 rpm), The Marvelettes,Acceptab USD $10.99 Buy It Now 8h 11m
June Pointer Don't Mess With Bill/Same 45 RPM Planet USD $8.00 Buy It Now 8h 36m
Dynatones : Shake That Mess CD USD $10.99 Buy It Now 9h 36m
Hear the Bang [10/16] by Denny Lile (CD, Oct-2015, 2 Discs, Big Legal Mess Recor USD $11.99 Buy It Now 9h 38m
Don't Mess With the Dragon by Ozomatli (CD, Apr-2007, Concord) NEW USD $0.49 [0 bids]
9h 38m
OLIVER SAIN 45 JERK LOOSE/DONT MESS UP GOOD THING 1965 FUNK/SOUL CHECKER VG+1097 USD $5.99 Buy It Now 9h 56m
Message for Mess Age, Nrbq, Excellent USD $7.98 Buy It Now 10h 9m
PUBLIC ENEMY - Muse Sick-n-hour Mess Age - CD - Explicit Lyrics - **SEALED/NEW** USD $15.95 Buy It Now 10h 31m
JOHNNY HODGES & WILD BILL DAVIS mess of blues U.S. VERVE LP_ORIG 1964 V6-8570 USD $26.09 Buy It Now 10h 39m
JERRY BRYANT & STARBOARD MESS - Roast Beef Of Old England - CD - Import - *NEW* USD $50.95 Buy It Now 10h 47m
Thelonious Monster Beautiful Mess (CD) SHIPS NEXT DAY USD $28.82 Buy It Now 12h 18m
JOHNNY HODGES WILD BILL DAVIS MESS OF BLUES LP 64 BURRELL GREAT COND! VG+/VG++!! USD $14.99 Buy It Now 12h 49m
BLESS THIS MESS-XIALL RAIN-JAPAN CD G88 USD $32.50 Buy It Now 12h 56m
TERESA BREWER/DON`T MESS WITH TESS US CRL757414 USD $24.00 Buy It Now 14h 39m
Blackwell - Boogie Down Mess Around - 1977 Funk LP USD $15.81 Buy It Now 15h 7m
STATUS QUO - A Mess Of Blues - Excellent Condition 7" Single Vertigo QUO 12 USD $5.54 Buy It Now 16h 4m
Mess Hall - Devils Elbow [New CD] Australia - Import USD $14.82 Buy It Now 17h 25m
EX !! Professor Longhair/Mess Around/1978 Harvest Demo 7" Single USD $11.18 Buy It Now 18h 26m
John Rankin / Fess' Mess - New & Sealed USD $17.49 Buy It Now 18h 37m
Get Scared Best Kind Of Mess CD Album 2011 GREAT CONDITION NEAR MINT USD $10.48 Buy It Now 18h 53m
Various - Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack "A Fine Mess" (Vinyl) USD $21.68 Buy It Now 19h 7m
Don't Mess with Texas Music, Vol. 2 by Various Artists (CD, Mar-2005, Texas USD $11.94 Buy It Now 19h 46m
Grouplove SIGNED Sleeve Vinyl Limited Red/Yellow Swirl Colored Big Mess LP USD $60.00 Buy It Now 21h 12m
Toyguitar - In This Mess (Vinyl Used Like New) USD $14.79 Buy It Now 21h 14m
RAY CHARLES - The Definitive Soul Collection, 2 CD Set, Mess Around, NEW USD $11.05 Buy It Now 21h 41m
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - This Unruly Mess Ive Made didgipak USD $8.40 Buy It Now 22h 23m
Pop(4) - Mix&Match Music CDs U Pick *NO CASE DISC ONLY* USD $2.63 Buy It Now 22h 29m
EX/EX Elvis Presley GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND / A MESS OF BLUES 7" VINYL (RCA 2729 USD $13.98 Buy It Now 22h 38m
Alternative Rock(5) - Mix&Match Music CDs U Pick *NO CASE DISC ONLY* USD $2.63 Buy It Now 22h 53m
Alternative Rock(5) - Mix&Match Music CDs U Pick *NO CASE DISC ONLY* USD $3.53 Buy It Now 22h 53m
JIM CROCE 'Don't Mess With Jim' 1972 UK mini Press ADVERT 7x5 inches USD $9.73 Buy It Now 23h 15m
David Garza - Strange Mess Of Flowers [Us Import] - David Garza CD SYVG The Fast USD $10.80 Buy It Now 23h 16m
Thelonious Monster - Beautiful Mess - Thelonious Monster CD IRVG The Fast Free USD $6.74 Buy It Now 23h 17m
Public Enemy - Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age (1998) CD NEW SPEEDYPOST USD $8.27 Buy It Now 23h 43m
DON'T MESS WITH THE BLUES - WATERS/GUY/CURTIS - NEW CD USD $11.65 Buy It Now 23h 51m
CASSETTE: THE B52s Dance this mess around Best of NEW WAVE USD $6.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Mess Me Up Ep 2011 by Bekken USD $12.89 Buy It Now 1 day
Prima Donna - Bless This Mess [New CD] USD $10.63 Buy It Now 1 day
Bad Veins - Mess We've Made [New CD] USD $13.27 Buy It Now 1 day
HOT MESS 2009 by COBRA STARSHIP Ex-library USD $16.89 Buy It Now 1 day
MARVIN GAYE 45 Trouble Man/Dont Mess With Mister "T" TAMLA funk soul VG+ USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Hank C Burnette - Spinning Rick Boogie / Don't Mess With My Ducktail USD $4.20 Buy It Now 1 day
This Unruly Mess I've Made - Macklemore / Lewis,Ryan CD-JEWEL CASE F USD $18.23 Buy It Now 1 day
This Unruly Mess I've Made - Macklemore / Lewis,Ryan CD-JEWEL CASE USD $20.30 Buy It Now 1 day
Big Mess : Run Until Our Sneekers Fall Off CD USD $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Fist City Everything Is A Mess vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $46.64 Buy It Now 1 day
Beautiful Mess-Even If... CD NEW USD $9.58 Buy It Now 1 day
ROCKABILLY: ART ADAMS - A MESS OF BLUES - KNOCKOUT RECORDS - Unissued 50's Cuts USD $10.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Arlyn, Debra : Complicated Mess CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
NEIL SEDAKA "LOVE IN THE SHADOWS / (BABY) DON'T LET IT MESS YOUR MIND" 45 USD $2.00 Buy It Now 1 day
IRMA THOMAS: Don't Mess With My Man / Set Me Free 45 (R&B) Blues & R&B USD $45.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age [PA] by Public Enemy CD 1994 Def Jam USA USD $9.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Dorff, Andrew : Hint of Mess CD USD $4.73 Buy It Now 1 day
PAUL MCCARTNEY'S WINGS 7" 45 & PS MY LOVE B/W THE MESS FRENCH FRANCE PRESSING USD $25.00 Buy It Now 1 day
GALLON DRUNK Some fools mess 12" PURPLE INDIE USD $8.38 Buy It Now 1 day
(O196) The Academy Is, We've Got a Big Mess On O- DJ CD USD $2.78 Buy It Now 1 day
Are You a Cop : Mess of Girls Ep CD USD $4.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Elvis 45rpm record & Sleeve, It's Now or Never/A Mess of Blues, RCA # 47-7777 USD $24.29 Buy It Now 1 day

More places to buy MESS music online Buy MESS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
MESS has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

MESS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

MESS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.19 | 17 ratings
Sven Grünberg's Proge-Rock Group
1995
3.68 | 12 ratings
Küsi Eneselt
2004

MESS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MESS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

MESS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

MESS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

MESS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Küsi Eneselt by MESS album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.68 | 12 ratings

BUY
Küsi Eneselt
Mess Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Estonian band MESS was the creative vehicle of composer and instrumentalist Sven Grunberg (who has a few official solo releases). The band was formed back in 1974 and disbanded two years later, never releasing any albums while active. They did record some radio sessions however, and an edited collection of those was issued on CD back in 1995. "Kusi Eneselt" from 2004 is, as I understand it, an unedited, remastered version of those sessions, issued as a single CD and as a limited edition double CD that also features rare live recordings of the band.

The sole CD of the Estonian act Mess is a fine production that should find favor amongst many avid fans of 70's progressive rock as long as their tastes aren't limited to one specific expression. A subpar recording quality might not be to everybody's taste, but as long as you don't have a problem with that "Kusi Eneselt" should be a fine addition to your collection.

 Sven Grünberg's Proge-Rock Group by MESS album cover Studio Album, 1995
4.19 | 17 ratings

BUY
Sven Grünberg's Proge-Rock Group
Mess Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Estonian prog legends Mess were guided since 1974 by keyboard wizard Sven Grünberg and electronics' master Härmo Härm.The classic mid-70s line-up featured also bassist Matti Timmermann, drummer Ivar Sipra, and guitarist Elmu Värk.Mess were a pioneer of groundbreaking rock music in the ex-Soviet Union around the time, offering lives full of lightshows.Like many other Soviet bands though they had not the chance to transmit this experience into full recordings.In 1995 the German label Bella Music released a CD under the name ''Sven Grünberg's Proge-Rock Group Mess'' with recordings between 1974-1977, edite by Grünberg himself.

The music of the band is absolutely intricate and I can see why they are regarded as legends of Progressive/Art Rock back in their homecountry.Despite having a mediocre production the album shows a band with a very rich sound, mixing Electronic/Space Rock with romantic Symphonic Rock and light Fusion, a cross reference between TANGERINE DREAM, THE ENID, CAMEL and FOCUS,a beautiful combination indeed.The compositions change radically from analog Electronic soundscapes to symphonic orchestrations with great organ and some fascinating guitar work by Värk, not unlike the style of ANDY LATIMER or JAN AKKERMANN.Grünberg's performance on organ is inspired and careful on the symphonic parts and more aggresive but again delicate on the more Fusion-edged ones.His vocals are also good and no doubt the Estonian language sounds a lot like Swedish or Norwegian.What was actually the band's real hot point is to deliver their sound from this spacey Electronic dimension produced by Härm to a very rich and unbelievably grandiose Symphonic Rock with superb guitars and haunting synths.''Lugu'' is definitely a masterpiece and maybe the best example of this particular and unique inspiration.

These recordings from the vaults proove what was rumored about Mess being a very personal and extra-ordinary band among the Soviet music products.Moreover the diversity of their sound is sure to please fans of different tastes.All compositions are great and the album comes highly recommended to all fans of cinematic Progressive Rock with a nice sense of atmosphere.Excellent.

 Küsi Eneselt by MESS album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.68 | 12 ratings

BUY
Küsi Eneselt
Mess Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by João Paulo

5 stars Amazing work of this Estonian band. Sven Grunberg in this better. I by a double cd in carboard sleeve when second cd is a live record of some very important moments of this band. First cd show us some psichedelic space moments of keiboards and a very good guitar moments that we can remember some Floydian atmosphere. The voice is a complement of good moments of this work. Very balanced and very good work in space moments. We can find Pink Floyd moments, SBB moments and Camel moments specialy in some bass parts. This record made in 70 years is remasterd in 1995 and relase in 2004. We have Psichedelic Space rock parts and some rare jazz moments. very inspired work of this band and specialy of Sven Grunberg that made, to me, a masterpiece of old Russian Progressive music that it's very important in East Progressive world. Very hard to find, the two Mess albuns but it's a excellent work. 5 Stars of course.
 Sven Grünberg's Proge-Rock Group by MESS album cover Studio Album, 1995
4.19 | 17 ratings

BUY
Sven Grünberg's Proge-Rock Group
Mess Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Paul Stump

5 stars Now here is something very weird indeed. We all know the history - what's the music like? Nothing on earth, unless you know Soviet rock, which always synthesised pirated western tunes and arrangements and never got it quite right and unintentionally produced prog masterworks like Edward Artemiev's Warmth of Earth. This is similar - I think Grunberg is playing an EMS Synthi like that modified and used by Artemiev.

think Focus, and very atmospheric Moraz-era Yes, with lots of odd-sounding electronics. After that, I can't help you. But all prog fans should hear this one.

 Sven Grünberg's Proge-Rock Group by MESS album cover Studio Album, 1995
4.19 | 17 ratings

BUY
Sven Grünberg's Proge-Rock Group
Mess Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Melos

4 stars Mess was formed in January 1974 featuring the interesting electronic devices and lots of analogical keyboards played by Estonian master Sven Grünberg. The other band's musicians were excellent and the result is a great and unique synthesised and electronic and spacey sound, mixed with delicious prog tunes, released in 1976. Quite enjoyable.
Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives