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.