Dawn of Midi / Cookies
Listenable and insane: that’s the sound Dawn of Midi spent years shaping, culminating in its most mesmerizing work yet, Dysnomia.
In many ways, Dysnomia is the first record that truly reflects the trio’s critically acclaimed live show, a test of endurance and trust that involves bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani, and percussionist Qasim Naqvi performing their compositions note-for-note, without ever appearing the least bit predictable. If anything, Dawn of Midi’s sets are as red-blooded and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ set, casting spells on crowds in the same way the group’s favorite experimental and electronic acts have for decades. Perhaps this is why The New Yorker‘s music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones, wrote “an hour flew by in what seems like minutes” after witnessing Dawn of Midi's high-wire act last year, and Radiolab host Jad Abumrad said “[I've] seriously never seen anything like these guys.”